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12

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06

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Getting Over Yourself : The Best of Buddhism and Psychotherapy

August 14 - August 16, 2020

Mark Epstein, M.D.

Robert A.F. Thurman

What does it mean to heal? Buddhist and Western psychotherapists have different visions of healing. In Buddhism, the emphasis is often on taming the mind in order to bring out underlying qualities of wisdom and compassion. In psychotherapy, there is a much greater concern with excavating childhood difficulties and working through emotional blockages so as to free a person from the vestiges of the past. Can these two approaches be reconciled? What can Buddhism learn from therapy, and what can therapists learn from Buddhism? Those of us who have grown up in the West, struggling personally with issues like anxiety or addiction, often benefit from aspects of each tradition. This weekend’s workshop, through lectures, discussion, meditation and questions and answers, will explore what an integrated approach to healing actually looks like. Join Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein and Professor Robert Thurman as they explore what it means to heal your mind.14 Continuing Education Credits are available for attending this program:
  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association..
  • SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.
  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Michael Burbank at mburbank@menla.org. For questions about CE, visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at CE@spiritualcompetency.com
  • The filing fee for CEs for this program is $65, payable to Menla either at registration or by the time you check in.
    Learning Objectives: At the end of the program, participants will be better able to…
    • Describe one Buddhist technique to help depressed clients relate differently to their inner voice
    • Describe one Buddhist technique to help anxious clients relate differently to their inner voice
    • Describe one Buddhist technique to help addicted clients relate differently to their inner voice
    • Apply mindfulness for the therapist in a clinical setting
    • Apply critical inquiry (vipassana) in clinical outpatient psychotherapy
    • Apply the Eightfold Prescription to clinically help depressed clients
    • Apply the Eightfold Prescription to clinically help anxious clients
    • Apply the Eightfold Prescription to clinically help addicted clients
    • Apply "'no absolute self versus relative self" to clinically help relationship conflict
    • Apply mindfulness for clients in a clinical setting

ScheduleFriday, August 14th
  • 3 - 8pm Check- in
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:15pm Welcome Program (Nalanda Conference Center) 
Saturday, August 15th
  • 7 - 8am Tibetan Nejang Longevity Yoga (Nalanda Conference Center)
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 12pm Program (Nalanda Conference Center)
  • 12 - 1pm Lunch
  • 1 - 4pm Free time for Spa Treatments, Hiking
  • 2:30 - 4pm Qi Gong with Paul Bloom (Nalanda Conference Center Yoga Studio)
  • 4 - 6pm Program (Nalanda Conference Center)
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Program (Nalanda Conference Center) 
Sunday, August 16th
  • 7 - 8am Tibetan Nejang Longevity Yoga (Nalanda Conference Center)
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 12pm Closing Program (Nalanda Conference Center)
  • 12 - 1pm Lunch and Departure 
* Please note that schedule is subject to change at anytime.

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Mark Epstein, M.D.

Mark Epstein, M.D. is a psychiatrist in New York City and the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism & psychotherapy, including Thoughts without a Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Going on Being, Open to Desire, Psychotherapy without the Self, ...

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is a recognized worldwide authority on mind science and spirituality, Asian history, philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, and H. H. the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman is an advocate of the relevance of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist sciences, arts, and practices in our daily lives. ...

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