Thursday, May 21, 2009

THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF WE: Exploring the Neurobiology of Empathy, Compassion, and Relatedness

Damn - I wish I could go to this - the combo of money and timing make it impossible, but still, this sounds awesome.

THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF WE: Exploring the Neurobiology of Empathy, Compassion, and Relatedness

Aug 05, 2009 — Aug 09, 2009

Instructors: Daniel J. Siegel, MD * Roshi Joan Halifax * Natalie Goldberg


This exceptional program explores through teaching, interactive sessions, and meditation the neurological basis of social intelligence. Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is a way of thinking about the experience of being human and how we develop well-being in our lives and the life of the world through the medium of our relationships. It focuses on the importance of relationships in shaping the brain so that the mind develops resilience and wholesome mental qualities. IPNB is a way of knowing that deepens our understanding of the inner, interpersonal, and therapeutic experience, and also offers direct ways to enhance the functioning of organizations.

This training will be led by psychiatrist, educator, and researcher Dr. Daniel Siegel, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and is Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Dr. Siegel will explore the application of the skills of social intelligence to personal relationships as well as the functioning of organizations and the development of leadership skills. Roshi Joan contributes perspectives from her years of experience with engaged Buddhism, bringing together meditation and service to others. She will be leading the group in various meditation practices that are the ground for the cultivation of attentional and emotional balance and are compassion-based. Renowned writer Natalie Goldberg introduces writing practice in several sessions as a means for discovering through deep observation how we see the connectedness of our world.

This program offers theoretical and experiential learning, insights and tools. It includes interactive seminars, teachings, and meditation practice.

Upaya is now able to offer CEUs to counselors, therapists and social workers for the following 2009 retreats at a cost of $30.00 per retreat plus cost of retreat and lodging where applicable. Please consider paying this at the time of registration. Thank you.

20 CEUs for this program

For those out-of-state (non-New Mexico) counselors, therapists and social workers, please check with your respective State License Board to confirm acceptance of CEUs from the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board.

Open to public; "required" for Chaplaincy I & II.

Lodging is full. We have made arrangements with local hotels for your housing needs. These hotels are five minutes away form Upaya and range from economy to luxury in quality. Contact for lodging information.

Below reflects a “sample” general schedule.
Arrival Day
2-5 pm Check-in
5:30 pm Zazen
6:30 pm Dinner
7:45 pm Orientation / first session
9 pm Retire

Full days
7 am Zazen
8 am Breakfast
9 am Samu (work practice) meeting and samu period
10:30 am-1 pm Retreat session
1 pm Lunch
2 pm Rest period
3-5 pm Session
5:30 pm Zazen
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Evening session or retire

Departure day
7 am Zazen
8 am Breakfast
9 am Samu period
10:30 am – 1pm Session
1 pm Closing lunch and departure

More about the instructors:

Daniel J. Siegel, MD

Daniel J. Siegel, MD

Roshi Joan Halifax

Co-Abbot Roshi Joan Halifax

Natalie Goldberg

Prajna Refuge Teacher Natalie Goldberg

Tuition (Members): $440.00
Tuition (Non-Members): $480.00
More details: Plus lodging. Dana to teachers.

Be sure to check out our Guide For Participants!

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