Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, Identity, and Love
Jack Kornfield & Trudy Goodman
Supported by neuroscience research, mindfulness practice has demonstrated its ability to ease stress, control anxiety and depression, and improve cognition, focus, and memory. As its reach and influence has increased, mindfulness has raised fundamental questions about its role in therapy. How do these modalities fit together, what might mindfulness add to psychological treatment, and what might it tell us about who we are underneath it all? Through story, clinical examples, and experiential practice, this workshop will explore the gifts, meanings, and new conundrums of the practice of mindfulness and loving awareness for clients. You’ll discover:
- How to help clients understand the connection between mindfulness and the heartfelt experience of love
- Ways to address the potential downsides to mindfulness training, including unhealthy detachment, spiritual bypass, and an overfocus on personal, psychological dramas
- The benefits of integrating the revolutionary elements of good mindfulness training into your clinical approach
Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk and clinical psychologist, is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center. He’s one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West. His many books include The Wise Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.
Financial: Jack Kornfield co-founded the Insight Meditation Society.
Non-financial: Jack Kornfield has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Trudy Goodman, PhD, founder of Insight LA, is a psychotherapist and senior teacher in Zen and mindfulness traditions. She cofounded the nation’s first Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Cambridge, MA, and teaches worldwide.