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June 2016

West Coast Dharma

June 17, 2016, 2:00 pm - June 19, 2016, 10:30 pm
Vancouver, BC, Canada,
United States

Vipassana and NeuroscienceIntegrate recent brain science with the ancient wisdom practice of Vipassana meditation. Discover practical methods for improving mindfulness and concentration, calming the heart, weaving positive experiences into your brain and your self, and then using these strengths for kindness and skillful assertiveness in…

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August 2016

Mindful Cultivation: Turning Passing States Into Beneficial Traits

August 4, 2016, 9:00 am - August 7, 2016, 5:00 pm
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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People draw on psychological resources such as grit and compassion for coping, well-being and helping others. We develop these strengths by turning passing experiences of them and related factors into lasting changes of neural structure and function. But the brain’s evolved “negativity bias” acts as a bottleneck in this process, so that people tend to over-learn from negative experiences and under-learn from positive ones. To address this, we can deliberately and mindfully increase the depth of engagement with beneficial experiences in psychotherapy, trainings, and everyday life. As a plenary speaker, Rick Hanson will share ways to enrich and absorb beneficial emotions, thoughts, sensations, and motivations – potentially increasing their encoding in the brain – and then use these methods to grow strengths for individual needs.

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Mindful Cultivation: Turning Passing States Into Beneficial Traits

August 4, 2016, 2:00 pm - August 7, 2016, 10:00 pm
APA, Denver, Colorado,
United States

People draw on psychological resources such as grit and compassion for coping, well-being and helping others. We develop these strengths by turning passing experiences of them and related factors into lasting changes of neural structure and function. But the brain’s evolved “negativity bias” acts as…

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The Art and Science of Mindfulness, Compassion and Joy

August 28, 2016, 9:00 am - September 2, 2016, 6:00 pm
Esalen Institute,
55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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This workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers, and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy, and joyful life. Weaving together ancient wisdom traditions with modern neuroscience, we explore the transformative effects of meditative practices. Participants will be taught simple yet potent meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation, compassion practices, mindful yoga, and experiential exercises. The group will also learn about revolutionary research in neuroscience that offers this hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live healthier, happier lives. We will immerse ourselves in the practice of being fully present, and re-train our minds and hearts toward pathways of greater joy, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude.

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Esalen

August 28, 2016, 2:00 pm - September 2, 2016, 11:00 pm
Esalen, Big Sur, CA,
United States

This workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers, and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy, and joyful life. Weaving together ancient wisdom traditions with modern neuroscience, we explore the transformative effects of meditative practices. Participants…

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October 2016

Positive Neuroplasticity Training

October 15, 2016, 10:00 am - October 17, 2016, 6:00 pm
Unity in Marin,
600 Palm Drive
Novato, CA 94949 United States
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The three day Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) is a deep experiential exploration of powerful methods for turning passing experiences into lasting inner resources - like self-compassion, mindfulness, grit, gratitude, and self-worth - encoded in your nervous system.

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Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity

October 18, 2016, 9:30 am - October 20, 2016, 6:00 pm
Unity in Marin,
600 Palm Drive
Novato, CA 94949 United States
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The three day Professional Course (with PNT as a prerequisite) applies these general methods to the specific situations, populations, and issues faced by therapists, coaches, educators, managers, and healthcare professionals. Details forthcoming.

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November 2016

How to Turn Real World Experiences into Lasting Inner Resources

November 3, 2016, 9:00 am - November 4, 2016, 11:00 am
The Capital View Conference Center,
101 Constitution Ave NW #900
Washington, DC 20001
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