Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Neuroscientific insights and new fields such as “Health Psychology” and “Learned Optimism” have recently been revealing that people can learn to change their thinking and behavior in ways that revitalize the brain and enhance happiness and well-being. Eastern wisdom teachings have long taught “skillful methods” for the study and transformation of the mind/body. Using techniques drawn from modern positive psychology, mindfulness meditation, yogic traditions, creative thinking, and “non-dual” spiritual teachings, we will discover how we can regulate our mind/body states and develop trust in our unconscious to boost our creativity, vitality, and well-being. We will also explore the neuroscience of a mindful brain and discuss moods, dissatisfaction, contentment, and happiness from both Western and Buddhist perspectives. This workshop is for those in helping professions interested in using these practices to work with patients and those simply interested in acquiring powerful self-healing techniques.
Recommended reading: Wise Mind/Open Mind by Ron Alexander; The Art of Happiness: Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Mirko Fryba, and Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Members $120/ Nonmembers $150
New York Open Center
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D., is a teacher of Mindfulness meditation and Integrative Mind-Body healing therapies including Ericksonian, Somatic Experiencing and yogic and meditative therapies. He is the clinical director of the Open Mind Training Institute and a psychotherapist practicing in Santa Monica, specializing in mind/body healing. He has explored Buddhist meditation and other healing disciplines for 40 years.