Mindfulness

Paying attention in sex: The science of mindfulness for improving sexual response

A Case Study Using the Three Stages of Trauma Recovery.

Trauma Informed Therapeutic Yoga Program for Bhutanese Torture Survivors - A Community Initiative.

Self-Regulation through Mind / Body Integration

The Cultivation of “Biological Eloquence”

How do the mind, brain and relationships interact to shape well-being?

Exploring the notions of mind, brain, and relationships as composing a triangle of energy and information

Sacred art of eating (Part 1)

“Eat when hungry, sleep when tired.” This ancient Zen saying is a simple prescription for a satisfying life. But for many people, eating is anything but simple. It is ironic that in a land of plenty, large numbers of people suffer from unbalanced relationship to food.

Neurodharma: Exploring Buddhist Themes in the Brain

 The Buddha taught that everything arises and passes away due to causes and conditions. The brain is the final common pathway of all the causes and conditions that shape human suffering –

Empowering Individuals’ Inherent Coping and Resilience with Neurotechnology: An alternative, evidence-based approach

Research demonstrates that meditation, deep relaxation, mindfulness, self hypnosis etc, increase a person's coping ability, resilience and hope building, physiological healing and health. People appear to access: innate wisdom, strength, confidence, hope and reasonableness, and they begin doing things in their life that are so much more healthy and constructive without being directly coached to do so. New fields of applied behavioural neuroscience, psychophysiology and neurotechnologies such as brainwave biofeedback and brainwave entrainment are enabling people to gain the benefits of meditation with these safe, natural and easy to use tools without having to learn a technique.

Symposium on Spirituality: Buddhism

Spirituality in Buddhism is synonymous with the human qualities of loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity which are all expansive states of mind that connect us to something larger than

Music Therapy

What is Said, what is Heard and what is Felt

Trauma Informed Therapeutic Yoga Program for Bhutanese Torture Survivors - A Community Initiative.

Songwriting in palliative care - creating and leaving a legacy.

Music therapy is a creative psychotherapeutic intervention which offers alternative forms of communication, enabling clients to explore new ways of being. Songwriting is a popular and effective

The dance of lullabies: integrating music therapy, sensori-motor and play activities in working with refugee and asylum seeker infants and their parents

In this presentation Rosemary Signorelli will use case vignettes to illustrate work with infants and their parents and caregivers. This work is influenced by the Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competence

Intentional music listening and the active imagination.

There is significant evidence for the positive effect of music listening to reduce stress, enhance mood, celebrate, and mourn. The music psychology literature indicates that we listen to music intentionally throughout the day sometimes for many hours. Therapists therefore might include a discussion of the role of music in their client's lives, as part of a deeper understanding of how clients regulate affect. The Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) literature demonstrates that focused music listening enhances an active imagination, so that images, thoughts, memories and body sensations can be explored in a relaxed state. Music has a central role in GIM and elements of music influence imagery in myriad ways.

Discovering Resilience in the Rhythm of the Body and the Melody of the Music

Self-expression through movement and music is utilised as a healing modality in many cultures. In this presentation Chiara describes Capoeira Angola (CA), an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines

Narcissism

Narcissism: Therapist Views of the Therapeutic Journey

Louise Fisher presents “Narcissism: Therapist Views of the Therapeutic Journey”. Louise will present findings from her master’s thesis on narcissism. For this study Louise interviewed nine therapists with an average of 30 years experience in working with clients high in narcissism. The findings offer practice-based evidence concerning effective ways of working with narcissistic clients to bring about a willingness to accept limitation and develop intimacy skills. She will discuss how aspects of Buddhism are also aimed at developing these qualities.

From Narcissistic Self Investment to Development of Self-lessness

Eng-Kong Tan presents “From Narcissistic Self Investment to Development of Self-lessness”. Eng-Kong describes what makes sense for him as a clinician from analytic theories in the development of a narcissistic personality disorder. He will then attempt to delineate what works and what obstructs progress in therapy for narcissistic disorders from his clinical work. He refers to the Buddhist teachings and practices he has found useful for the therapeutic dyad working in this challenging area.

Transforming Narcissism by the Act of Understanding

Healing the Selfless Self: When Buddhism and Subjectivity Collide

Pilar Jennings presents “Healing the Selfless Self: When Buddhism and Subjectivity Collide”. In the history of Buddhist spirituality, the relevance of subjectivity has been challenged in ways that seem directly at odds with a psychoanalytic understanding of the human condition. Over time, and perhaps particularly in contemporary Western cultures, the Buddhist emphasis on self-transcendence has created opportunity for practitioners to consider the development and pitfalls of self-experience throughout the life cycle. In this talk, Pilar Jennings will explore the lively intersection of a Buddhist and psychoanalytic approach to narcissism in its various forms, with emphasis on the run from subjectivity in the Buddhist tradition, and the charge toward subjectivity in the analytic endeavor. Taken in tandem, these perspectives can illuminate the healing process of building up sturdy and supple self-hood.

Narrative Therapy

A Case Study Using the Three Stages of Trauma Recovery.

Challenges and Opportunities of Working with Temporary Visa Holders.

Conversation between Rachel Paran and Yishai Shalif: How faith and spirituality help in coping

In this conversation, Yishai Shalif and Rachel

Self Issues in supervising trauma work

When a counsellor brings their work with a traumatised client to supervision there are three emotional worlds to consider: those of the

Who do you trust? Engaging meaningfully with young men and boys.

Gode Migerano presents STARTTS work with refugee young men. He specifically focus on the use of a narrative approach called the “Team of Life” developed by the Dulwich Centre. First developed

Shame shifting in action: Healing the scars of trauma after family violence.

This presentation briefly reviews clinical understandings of shame and its development in childhood. The Shame Shifting method uses symbolic language and bypasses self-critical patterns which have developed during a violent relationship. It uses Narrative Therapy techniques such as identifying small acts of resistance in the early days of the relationship. Three tracks are drawn on paper to represent one's path in life. The tracks juxtapose the woman's knowledge, intentions and values, alongside the cultural messages she hears, and the perpetrator's path. This exposes the mechanisms of abuse: its prerequisite conditions and the reason for the offender's escalating violations. It also exposes how the victim's hopes for an improved relationship hides the reality of their identity being either lost, on hold or otherwise not thriving.


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