Cultivating Presence through Mindful Self-Care
In this talk, we will learn a variety of ways to use mindfulness to practice better self-care, both inside and outside of the clinical hour. In the process, we will discover how this effort can increase our capacity to be more fully present - with ourselves, with our patients, and with others in our lives. Through a combination of didactic material, discussion, and simple mindfulness exercises, participants will be offered some practical tools and skills they can start using right away, and even share with their patients if they choose to.
A faculty and board member at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Tom Pedulla maintains a full-time private practice in Arlington, MA, where he works with individual adults and leads MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) groups. He has practiced mindfulness meditation in the Vipassana tradition since 1987. Tom is also a contributing author of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition and a co-author of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy.