Bradley Lewis, MD, PhD,
is an associate professor at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and a practicing psychiatrist. He has interdisciplinary training in humanities and psychiatry, and his recent books are Narrative Psychiatry: How Stories Can Shape Clinical Practice and Depression: Integrating Science, Culture, and Humanities.
Mindfulness teachings often isolate the practice from larger cultural, spiritual and expressive contexts. This workshop goes the other direction: it integrates secular mindfulness practices with the wisdom of world philosophies and with the creative arts. The workshop is for those new to mindfulness, those with an established practice and for psychotherapists interested in integrating mindfulness into their clinical work. It is co-taught by a psychiatrist and cultural scholar from New York University, and an experienced meditation teacher.