How Mindfulness Is and Is Not a Psychotherapy

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How Mindfulness Is and Is Not a Psychotherapy
 
with Mathew Brensilver
 
Friday, March 27th, 2020 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
 

 
In what ways does mindfulness practice function as a kind of ‘self-psychotherapy’? In what ways is practice entirely unlike psychotherapy?

During this evening together, we’ll explore how the mindfulness overlaps with the healing we might find in psychotherapy: it supports self-understanding, uncovers behavioral patterns and transforms how we relate to our past. Unlike traditional psychotherapy, the mindfulness path relies on states of concentration, letting go and surrender that point to cultivations beyond typical psychotherapeutic aims.

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Teacher(s)

Matthew Brensilver

Matthew Brensilver, PhD, is a member of the Teachers Council and Guiding Teachers Executive Committee at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He previously served as Program Director for Mindful Schools and for more than a decade, was a core teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He lectures at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center about the intersections between mindfulness and mental health. Before committing to teach meditation full-time, he spent years doing research on addiction pharmacotherapy at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and is interested in the unfolding dialogue between dharma and science. Matthew is the co-author of two forthcoming books on meditation.