SDS 6938 (section number: 4E68, class number: 21560)
For more information contact Dr. Keri Johnson- firstname.lastname@example.org
This class explores the interface between Western psychology and the world’s contemplative practices. In particular, we will examine how the practice of mindfulness meditation can enhance one’s life by both quieting the mind and providing awareness into life’s greatest questions. This course will be highly experiential, combining the practice of sitting meditation and other simple contemplative and yoga practices that foster inner stillness and clarity. We will also study the wealth of Eastern thought that when applied to a therapeutic setting can enhance well-being as well as foster authentic presence, that quality that has been shown repeatedly to be the most important therapeutic agent of change. The course will focus on how to apply these ancient wisdom principles to the practice of psychotherapy.