The Ten Essentials of Mindfulness: Survival Tools for Life and Practice
Session I: Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Susan Curtis, MD
This course will be highly experiential in nature. We will practice the fundamental skills of mindfulness together with time for discussion and questions. We will explore the underpinnings of mindfulness training, the importance of practice, the difference between practicing mindfulness and reading about it, and review some of the scientific literature and neuroscience supporting mindfulness interventions in health care. By the end of this course you will have a good understanding of what mindfulness is and what it is not. You will have first hand experience with guided mindfulness practices which is a requisite step in being able to embody and share mindfulness with others. You will also become familiar with the current understanding of why mindfulness “works”.