Over the last 10 years AABCAP has remained at the expanding edge of training and education in Mindfulness and Buddhist orientated counselling and psychotherapy. Its senior teachers, presenters, members and affiliated health practitioners continue to engage creatively with contemporary psychotherapeutic research and clinical practice combining it with the timeless knowledge and wisdom of Buddhism. This seminar provides a timely look at the fertile and expanding field of mindfulness based therapies. Speakers will share their experience, research and practice in presentations and panel discussions and interactive sessions.
The way the Buddha described and instructed in mindfulness is different from how it is understood and practiced in contemporary psychology. This talk highlights how the Buddhist approach to mindfulness has three levels: mechanistic, informed and holistic. The Buddhist approach sees mindfulness as equally important in a context of factors that include compassionate intention and ethical behaviours