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Digital Seminar

Wisdom Beyond East and West: Mindfulness and the Future of Psychotherapy with Jon Kabat Zinn, Ph.D. and Daniel Siegel, MD

Once dismissed as esoteric, arcane, and a bit beyond the lunatic fringe, meditation and the practice of mindfulness are now highly respected and integrated into many fields, including our own.

But when a new emergence achieves outsized approbation and applause, it can become a sacred cow of sorts, immune to fresh observation, criticism, or even real understanding of its essence and potential relevance. This dialogue will raise a range of provocative questions about the role of mindfulness in therapy today, including:

  • What are the strengths and limitations of both psychotherapy and mindfulness as methods of behavior change?
  • What are the common misconceptions and possible misuses of mindfulness that are the product of its widespread application?
  • What’s the future of the mindfulness movement, both in psychotherapy and beyond?
  • What are the most salient research questions about mindfulness that remain to be answered, or even asked?


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Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. |  Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
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Mar 28, 2015
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Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.'s Profile

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Mindsight Institute

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.

Dr. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA. Dr. Siegel serves as the founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over seventy textbooks. He has also authored several books, five of which are New York Times bestsellers: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline.

Dr. Siegel’s ability to make complicated concepts exciting as well as easy to understand has led him to be invited to address local, national and international organizations where he speaks to groups of educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, clergy and neuroscientists. He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit:

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute.  He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties.  He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties.  He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties.  He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties.  He is an author for Random House and receives royalties.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial:  Dr. Daniel J Siegel is a clinical professor at UCLA School of Medicine. He does not receive compensation.

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Featured in Bill Moyer's PBS Special, "Healing and the Mind", Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is executive director at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is the founder and former director of the UMMC Stress Reduction Clinic and an associate professor of medicine in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine. Using mindfulness meditation, Kabat-Zinn works to help people reduce stress and deal with chronic pain, and a variety of illnesses, particularly breast cancer. He was a trainer for the 1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Rowing Team and is especially interested in reducing the stress-related problems in the inner city and in prison populations.

Kabat-Zinn's books include: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness (1991); Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (1994) and Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting (1997), which was co-authored with his wife, Myla.

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  1. Describe the strengths and limitations of both psychotherapy and mindfulness as methods of behavior change
  2. Identify common misconceptions and possible misuses of mindfulness
  3. Summarize the most salient research questions about mindfulness that remain to be answered


  • Limitations to Mindfulness
  • MBSR
  • Self and the Body
  • The Interpersonal Neurobiology Triangle
  • Awareness vs. Attention

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Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals



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