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35th Annual Cape Cod Symposia

New Frontiers in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: A Retreat for the Heart and Mind

- Ronald Siegel, Psy.D.
June 25 - 29, 2018, Cape Cod, MA

Program & Presenter

Ronald Siegel, Psy.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, part-time, where he has taught for over 35 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation, serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, teaches internationally about the application of mindfulness practice in psychotherapy and other fields, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Dr. Siegel is co-editor of the critically acclaimed text, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd edition; author of a comprehensive guide for general audiences, The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems; co-editor of Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy; co-author of the professional guide Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy; co-author of the self-treatment guide Back Sense, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain; and professor for The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being produced by The Great Courses. Dr. Siegel is known as a down to earth, engaging, and entertaining presenter whose workshops regularly receive rave reviews.

Symposium Description

Now that mindfulness practices are being widely integrated into psychotherapy, medicine, education, and other settings, there is an increased potential to move beyond symptom relief toward more radical psychological freedom—including breaking free from narcissistic worries and developing greater wisdom and compassion.

Clinicians and educators are learning how to tailor mindfulness practices to diverse age groups, cultures, and conditions such as trauma, painful attachment histories, depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, and chronic pain. Exciting new applications for acceptance practices such as loving-kindness and self-compassion to help free our clients from unnecessary shame and self-criticism will be discussed.

To reap these expanded benefits of mindfulness in our professional and personal lives, we need a conceptual, as well as an experiential understanding of the practices. In addition to exploring new frontiers in the clinical application of mindfulness practices, this workshop will provide guided instruction in different techniques along with the opportunity for personal exploration in a supportive atmosphere.

Optional periods of guided meditation practice will be offered Tuesday through Friday mornings and on Wednesday afternoon at no extra charge. While this course is suitable for seasoned mindfulness practitioners, no prior experience with meditation is required.

Symposium Schedule

Monday

  • Life is difficult, for everybody / Who am I really? And why don’t I feel good enough? / How mindfulness can alleviate suffering

Tuesday

  • Mindfulness for safe connection / Learning to bear witness to pain / Pathways to secure attachment

Wednesday

  • Mindfulness and compassion retreat (with optional afternoon extension)

Thursday

  • Tailoring mindfulness techniques to special populations / Depression: Entering the dark places together / Mindfulness for parents and their children

Friday

  • Befriending anxiety / Beyond symptom management: Treating pain and stress-related disorders / Mindfulness in psychotherapy: Where might it lead?
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