BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CONTENT FOR SATURDAY SEMINAR ON "INTEGRATED MINDFUL ANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY":
Analytic Psychotherapy can benefit from applying Mindfulness Skills and Techniques for the Therapist, the Client and the Therapeutic Process. Clinical vignettes will be used to illustrate points raised.
There will be time for experiencing mindfulness intrapersonally as a therapist as well as interpersonally with another in an insightful relational exercise.
Dr. Tan will speak to how a psychotherapist practicing mindfulness meditations improves in their establishment and maintenance of an evenly suspended attention. When the therapist comes from a state of mindfulness the capacity for a necessary holding, caring and compassionate psychological posture is enhanced. Mindfulness itself helps the therapist manage challenging countertransferential moments. It contains the container.
When the client also learns to engender and remain in mindfulness as much as possible, the therapeutic process increases in efficacy. The collaborative co-mindfulness opens up time, space and safety for speaking and bearing with the previously unspeakable and unbearable. Such interpersonal mindfulness invites and sustains the deep, meaningful, and integrative analytic process. Therapeutic repair of inevitable ruptures occurs much more readily and competently.
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CONTENT FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR ON "SPIRITUALITY & PSYCHOTHERAPY":