Integrating Mindfulness With Psychotherapy
Managing Mood with Mindfulness is a live 4 week live interactive on-line group webinar for clinicians interested in learning how to integrate mindfulness practices into cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. The model works particularly well for brief therapies or half hour sessions and is part of a protocol under review by researchers at Harvard University. The program teaches the neuroscience, psychology and mindfulness skills helpful for reducing the symptoms and root causes of depression and anxiety.
Many events in life are painful — but struggling with our own thoughts turns pain into suffering.
When we feel stressed we focus on negative thoughts and feelings. This negative focus is often self-fulfilling because it influences how we perceive and engage with the world. And yet it is possible to train our attention in a different way that frees us from this struggle with negative thoughts. It is possible to influence the mental conditions and neuro-chemistry in which all thoughts, emotions and sensations are formed and connected.
By training a gentle curious attitude of attention to whatever arises, even stressful thoughts and emotions, we can create healthy mental conditions which reduce suffering, enliven neutral moments and enhance pleasant moments.
This is a skill that can be strengthened in just minutes a day.
Four 75 minute sessions cover the following:
- What is stress?
- How does awareness protect us from stress?
- How does curiosity & compassion strengthen awareness and reduce stress?
- How does mindfulness change the brain?
- Why are negative thoughts so sticky?
- What practical skills does mindfulness training offer to work with negative thoughts and emotions?
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Dr. Levine is a board certified psychiatrist and founder of Community Psychiatry, a psychiatry practice with forty offices throughout Northern and Southern California. He teaches and supervises a wide variety of Mindfulness based programs including MBSR, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership program.
He completed his residency in psychiatry at California Pacific Medical Center in 1981 and received his MBA in 1999 from the University of Michigan.
For more than thirty years, Dr. Levine has worked in both clinical and corporate settings teaching people how to reduce stress and enhance well-being. As a physician consultant to researchers from Harvard University, Dr. Levine is studying the benefits of mindfulness training for reducing stress and enhancing happiness.
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