Mindfulness in Couples Therapy – 18 November 2017

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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Treacy Centre: Treacy Room

Mindfulness in Couples Therapy

Mindfulness has become an established clinical intervention in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. However what is less known about mindfulness is that its original purpose within Buddhist psychology was to cultivate a deeper sense of intimacy with life and in relationships of others.  Viewed in this way, mindfulness is not so much a mental muscle to be exercised but a natural faculty within human nature that can be gently cultivated to nourish the positive emotional experiences of love, compassion, joy and serenity. When utilised in this way it can become very effective in dissolving habitual and unhelpful relationship patterns.

Geoff Dawson has based this workshop on a theoretical model that integrates an understanding of the emotional maturity of the individual within the relationship system that he or she is embedded in. A central theme will be to address the issue of narcissism in intimate relationships—a contemporary topic that has been given considerable sociological attention of late but has not yet found it ways into couple therapy.

It will also look at how mindfulness can complement contemporary couple therapies developed by David Schnarch, John Gottman and John Welwood.

PACFA Members $120 (incl. GST)
Student Members $90 (incl. GST)
Non-Members $150 (incl. GST)

Lunch and refreshments included.

Please register via the PACFA PORTAL 

This event counts as 6 hours (12 points) of category A CPD for PACFA’s  membership renewal requirements