MINDFULNESS, PSYCHOTHERAPY AND THE CONTEMPLATIVE PATH


Saturday, April 9 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room# Educ. 1117 | BBS Approved \ 4 CEHs
XEDU 919 – 2113-19124

This experiential and didactic workshop draws on Eastern & Western Contemplative Perspectives as well as Mind-Body Medicine innovations. Topics include: 1) How Mindfulness and Contemplative methods and can cultivate essential clinical qualities in a therapist; 2) The healing relationship as "Deep Practice"; 3) Applications for meditative awareness with: mood disorders, OCD,  compulsions/addictions, chronic pain, stress, etc; 4) Integrating mindfulness with systems theory, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral & transpersonal perspectives. Methods include moving from periods of silent guided meditations to discussion, experiential practicing and readings.

Major Topics Covered:


  • How Mindfulness and Contemplative
     methods and can cultivate essential
     clinical qualities in the therapist / The
     therapist as the “Instrument of the
     Work”.
  • The healing relationship as "Deep
     Practice";
  • The ways that in-session meditative
     awareness can form the basis of
     treatments for: mood disorders, OCD,
     stress, addiction, etc.
  • Integrating mindfulness with systems theory,
     psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral &
     transpersonal perspectives.  



Presenter: JEROME J. FRONT, MA, MFT


is in private practice in Stu­dio City. He is an experienced leader of innovative training workshops and retreats, and teaches meditation. He is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Graduate School of Clinical Psychology at Pepper­dine University, and is also a consultant to major corporations on using meditative perspectives for wellness. Jerome leads a CEU Weekend Retreat each May at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur called “Mindfulness in Deep Relationship: A Retreat on the Sources of Nourishment.” More mindfulness information at: www.JeromeFront.com.

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