Trauma-Informed Contemplative Practice
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Trauma-Informed Contemplative Practice

I’m going to be teaming up with my colleague Zabie Yamasaki to offer a daylong workshop on trauma-informed contemplative practice in Irvine, California. Zabie offers trauma-sensitive yoga for those who’ve been impacted by sexual trauma, and I’m really excited to be collaborating with her. I'll send along more information once registration opens. 

Registration details to follow.

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Mindfulness & Education Conference
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Mindfulness & Education Conference

Bringing Mindfulness Practices & Social-Emotional Learning to Children Grades K-12

I'll be one of many speakers, including Jon Kabat-Zinn and Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, at Omega's annual Mindfulness & Education Conference. We'll explore the latest on mindfulness, contemplative education, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in schools. 

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Working Skillfully With Meditation Related Challenges
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Working Skillfully With Meditation Related Challenges

A 2-Day Training for Mindfulness/Meditation Teachers

Following our public lecture on Friday night, I'll be teaching this 2-day training with my colleagues Willoughby Britton, PhD, Jared Lindahl, PhD.

We'll cover:

  • Informed consent
  • Screening and monitoring of participants in Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Understanding the biological and psychological mechanisms adverse reactions in meditation
  • Managing meditation-related difficulties using trauma-sensitive, culturally-informed person-centered approaches


This ticket includes access to the public lecture.

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Meditation-Related Challenges: Public Lecture
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation-Related Challenges: Public Lecture

I'll be giving a 90-minute public lecture with my colleagues Willoughby Britton, PhD, Jared Lindahl, PhD. We'll review the findings from the Varieties of Contemplative Experience project, a project which aims to improve our understanding of the range of experiences, both positive and negative, associated with the practice of meditation. The lecture will include detailed descriptions of meditation-related challenges, how often they occur, how long they last, potential risk factors, and different ways these experiences are interpreted.

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