UCLA Extension Hosts Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Conference, Oct. 5-7

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Featuring keynote speaker Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn, "Mindfulness and Psychotherapy" explores how the traditional practice of mindfulness is transforming psychotherapy. Designed for psychotherapists and allied health care professionals, researchers, educators and others interested in behavioral sciences, the conference takes place on the UC Los Angeles campus Oct. 5-7, 2007.

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Cultivating Well-being in the Present Moment

This October, discover how the traditional practice of mindfulness as advocated by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn is transforming psychotherapy by attending "Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Cultivating Well-being in the Present Moment," a three-day conference presented by UCLA Extension and Lifespan Learning Institute in collaboration with The Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and InsightLA. To learn more, visit http://www.uclaextension.edu/mindfulness.

Mindfulness -- the practice of being fully present within moment-to-moment experience with acceptance -- enriches psychotherapy for both therapist and patient. Mindful psychotherapy expands practitioners' awareness of the nuances of the relational field in which therapist and client interact and influence each other.

Designed for psychotherapists and allied health care professionals, researchers, educators and others interested in behavioral sciences, "Mindfulness and Psychotherapy" explores the tradition, experience and neurological underpinnings of mindfulness with an emphasis on its application to psychotherapy and health care.

Conference highlights include:

Keynote speech "No Death, No Fear," presented by Vietnamese Zen Master, author/poet and Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh;

Speakers including Tara Brach, Ph.D.; Trudy Goodman, Ed.M.; Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.; Harriet Kimble Wrye, Ph.D.; Sara Lazar, Ph.D. and Daniel J. Siegel, Ph.D.;

Presentations and workshops by leading experts, including "Awakening the Good Heart in Everyone," "Mindfulness in Medical Practice," "Clinical Application of Mindfulness Meditation and Psychotherapy" and "The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement and the Neuroplasticity of Mindful Practice."

"Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Cultivating Well-being in the Present Moment" takes place Oct. 5-7, 2007, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. One-, two- and three-day enrollment options are available at $175, $295 and $440, respectively. For more information visit http://www.uclaextension.edu/mindfulness or call 310-825-7093.

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