Now Online: How Mindfulness Is and Is Not a Psychotherapy

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Now Online Only: How Mindfulness Is and Is Not a Psychotherapy
 
with Matthew Brensilver
 
Friday, March 27th, 2020 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET
 

 
Due to COVID-19, this program will now be offered online only. Those who already registered for the in-person program will automatically be transferred to this online program. All registrants will be emailed the link to the online program a few days prior to the program.
 
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 will explore how mindfulness overlaps with the healing we find in psychotherapy: it supports self-understanding, uncovers behavioral patterns and transforms how we relate to our past. Unlike traditional psychotherapy, however, the mindfulness path relies on states of concentration, letting go and surrender that point to cultivations beyond typical psychotherapeutic aims.

All are welcome.

Registration:

Registration will close 6 pm ET, Friday, March 27th.

We are transferring all who registered for the in-person program to the online program. For those who are unable to join us online and considering cancelling their registration, we will honor all requests for refunds. However, the COVID-19 emergency has a devastating financial impact on all of us. If it is affordable for you to have a generous heart, please consider accepting credit towards a future program, or turning your registration into a donation. Thank you!

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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

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***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.
 
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If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing registration@nyimc.org.

 

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.