This workshop brings together a team of internationally recognized scientists, meditation teachers, and clinicians to deepen our understanding of how to live a meaningful, healthy, and joyful life. Weaving together ancient wisdom traditions with modern neuroscience, we explore the transformative effects of meditative practices. Participants will be taught simple yet potent meditation practices, and will also learn about revolutionary research in neuroscience that offers this hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live healthier, happier lives.
Daniel Siegel will speak on the central importance of compassion and insight in promoting the integration within our relationships and our brains that can be seen as the heart of well-being. Dacher Keltner will explore the latest science and ancient wisdom regarding the self-transcendent states, including awe, beauty, reverence, and gratitude, and the mystical experience. Shauna Shapiro will explore the neuroscience of mindfulness and transformation, offering specific cultivation practices to help deepen wisdom and compassion. Mollie McNeil will lead an interactive session on poets who write about awe. Participants will then reflect on their own experiences of awe and write short pieces.
Esalen’s natural beauty will support us as we engage in sunset meditations, listen to the sounds of the ocean, walk through the vibrant gardens, and open ourselves to the serenity and wisdom of nature. This workshop is designed to deepen our connection with ourselves, one another, and the larger web of life. Be prepared for unexpected delight, mystery, and stillness.
CE credit for nurses;
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;