Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.” — Lao Tzu
People can learn to change their thinking and behavior in ways that enhance happiness and resiliency. Studies in the fields of health psychology, neuroscience, somatics, and learned optimism confirm this. For 2,500 years, the wisdom teachings of the East have utilized what their texts refer to as “skillful methods” for the study and transformation of the mind-body. These meditation and visualization practices help cultivate self-regulation through awareness, concentration, mindfulness, and other attention skills. This leads to clarity of mind, spaciousness of self, and greater compassion.
Please join licensed psychotherapist and author Dr. Ronald Alexander to practice skills to calm the mind, develop a mindful brain, and navigate unsupportive thinking habits.
Participants will explore:
- Meditating and practicing psychological skills to promote insight as well as create new neural pathways for healthy and creative brain development
- Natural mind-body healing rhythms (yogic exercises and somatic breathing methods) for nervous system regulation
- Mindfulness, yogic practice, and somatic experiencing methods for containment and release of painful feeling states
- Using mindfulness to identify thoughts that are unsupportive or sabotaging of your needs and goals.
This one-day workshop will draw on techniques from modern positive psychology, mindfulness practices, neuroscience, somatic experiencing, transformational thinking, and nondual teachings. These skills are especially applicable for both self-healing practices and for healthcare professionals in their work with patients.
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.