Nov
18
12:30 PM12:30

Science of Mindfulness and Compassion Symposium at Harvard

Science of Mindfulness and Compassion Symposium at Harvard
Saturday, November 18, 2017 
12:30 - 5:00 pm Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

Join CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion staff, Harvard faculty, and renowned experts on mindfulness and compassion on Saturday, November 18, 2017, for a half-day symposium including 8 insightful presentations on current mindfulness and compassion-based research, discussion and mindfulness practice.

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Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

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Monthly Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

Equanimity: An Essential Practice for Turbulent Times
with Susan M. Pollak MTS, Ed.D.

Equanimity is a skill that is taught in meditation centers and is a key component in Eastern psychology and philosophy. However, it is virtually absent from the literature in western psychology. As mindfulness and compassion enter the mainstream, this is changing. Equanimity allows us to keep our balance and sanity in difficult times and enables us to be with whatever is happening. This talk will feature experiential practice as well as theory and recent research. Ways to integrate it in clinical work will also be addressed.

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Oct
29
to Oct 30

Compassion in Practice Conference

Compassion in Practice Conference: Achieving Better Outcomes by Maximizing Communication, Relationships and Resilience
Date: October 29-30, 2017

Featured Speakers: Paul Bloom PhD, David DeSteno PhD, Chris Germer PhD and Tania Singer PhD 

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Open to: physicians, nurses, chaplains, educators, and other healthcare professionals who wish to learn about recent research advances that directly translate into practical strategies to build compassion competence.

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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Mindful Self-Compassion Course

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Open to all in the community, MSC brings together mindfulness and self-compassion to comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations).  Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Register and learn more  

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

  • Bock Room 6th Floor - Harvard Smith Campus (map)
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Monthly Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series
Offered in partnership with Harvard Wellness and Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

October Lecture:
Psychotherapists and Our Self-evolutionary Path to Sustainable Well-being    

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Matthew Hersh, PhD
Location: Harvard, Bock Room, 6th floor, Smith Campus Center, Harvard University, 75 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Lecture Series: Mindfulness, Compassion and Community with Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

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Mindfulness, Compassion and Community

with Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

As mindfulness becomes mainstream, many people seek out meditation to help solve personal problems, to enhance cognitive performance, or to optimize themselves through self-improvement, making it essential to remember that wise practice is decicated not just to ourselves but for the well-being of all. Modern innovations in group learning through mindfulness-based programs can accelerate participants' recognition of common humanity, by illuminating patterns of mental conditioning that are a widespread cause of human suffering.

In this increasingly networked world with remote wired relationships, our hearts still yearn for the deep warmth of present moment connection and the healing that can come from compassionate contact from ourselves and those close to us. Dr. Schuman-Olivier will share data about the emergence of mindfulness centers and the potential they have for catalyzing community and this kind of warm connection through mindfulness and compassion. He will describe a model for integrating mindfulness and compassion into a healthcare system as a means of cultivating diverse, inclusive, and warm community. Click here for more details and to register

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

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8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course: Through this 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, participants learn tools to foster mindfulness, reduce stress, enhance resiliency, and bring attention to engage with the challenges of everyday life. In this course, participants are given resources and weekly home practices to engage with between course meetings. Click here to learn more and register.

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

Mindfulness and Biofeedback for Resilience and Self-regulation Workshop

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Mindfulness and Biofeedback for Resilience and Self-regulation: 2 day workshop. Join clinical psychologist Inna Khazan in learning to integrate mindfulness and biofeedback in improving overall health and well-being. Workshop is open to all in the community, particularly those interested in growing their understanding of mindfulness and biofeedback. Open to all in the community, particularly those interested in growing and applying understanding of mindfulness and biofeedback. Register and learn more.

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May
22
12:00 PM12:00

CHA Mindful Lunch

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Mindful Lunches: Cambridge Health Alliance staff, employees, trainees and volunteers are welcome for a Mindful Lunch at no cost to enjoy lunch, build community across disciplines and deepen understanding of mindfulness through discussion and experiential exercises. Lunch will be provided with option to bring own food, vegetarian options available. Open to: All CHA Staff, volunteers, employees Register and learn more

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May
4
to May 6

MBCT Teacher Training

MBCT Teacher Training: For mental health professionals who have an established meditation practice and are supporting clients with chronic depression, looking to expand and/or deepen their work with MBCT and mindfulness-based approaches for supporting clients that suffer with chronic depression and unhappiness. This course qualifies as the MBCT: 5-Day Professional Training for the Prevention of Depression Relapse, Phase 1 training towards further teacher certification through UCSD. Register and learn more

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

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MBSR 8-Week Course: This world-renowned program has been completed by over 30,000 people world-wide. Through this 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, participants learn tools to foster mindfulness, reduce stress, enhance resiliency, and bring attention to engage with the challenges of everyday life. In this course, participants are given resources and weekly home practices to engage with between course meetings. Includes Orientation, 8 weeks of Wednesday Courses, a Saturday Retreat. All levels of experience with mindfulness and meditation are welcome. Register and learn more

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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Course

Open to all in the community, MSC brings together mindfulness and self-compassion to comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations).  Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. Register and learn more  

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Apr
22
9:30 AM09:30

Mindful Self-Compassion for Pain Workshop Practical Tools for Alleviating Pain

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Join Chris Germer, PhD and Susan Pollak MTS EdD, for a day of self-compassion for alleviating chronic pain. You do not need any experience with mindfulness or self-compassion to attend. All you need is an open mind and a sincere wish to live your life more fully. Participants will have freedom to take care of themselves - sitting, standing or reclining at any time during the program - mats, cushions and chairs will be available. Register and learn more

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Apr
14
to Apr 15

CBCT® Workshop

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Open to all in the community, especially those looking to cultivate compassion in their lives and work, CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a meditation-based practice with the primary aim of helping to sustain a genuine compassionate responsiveness while buffering against negative effects of empathetic fatigue and burnout. Register and learn more  

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Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Mindful Lunch for CHA Staff

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Open to all Cambridge Health Alliance staff, employees, trainees and volunteers. Join Mindful Lunch at no cost to enjoy lunch, build community across disciplines and deepen understanding of mindfulness through discussion and experiential exercises. Lunch will be provided with option to bring own food, vegetarian options available. Register here

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Feb
3
12:00 PM12:00

CHA Community 15 Minute Sit

  • 26 Central Street Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)
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Drop-in Mindfulness & Compassion Sitting: An opportunity to care for yourself and be in quiet community. Free and open to all CHA staff members, trainees, volunteers and patients. Every Monday and Friday at the CMC community Room (except holidays or when events are being held in the community room) 12:00 - 12:15 pm. No RSVP necessary, we welcome you to email us at cmc@challiance.org if you have any questions.

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