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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

April 8, 2011
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

There is an increasing need to advance the field of the clinical use of mindfulness. While current popular forms such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction are excellent ways to introduce the concept and practice of mindfulness to the general public, they do not capture the depth of the theory and practice of mindfulness as presented in the original teachings by the
Buddha.

The following talk will show how classical mindfulness can be translated into clinical application that will not only facilitate the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but also provide specific strategies to treat symptoms of anxiety disorders that are not adequately addressed by CBT.

This talk will be delivered by Lobsang Rapgay, faculty researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, Psychiatry Department.

Dr. Rapgay specializes in clinical behavioral medicine with focus on the assessment and treatment of chronic psychophysiological disorders and psychiatric symptoms. He has extensive training in psychoanalytical psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, clinical hypnosis and clinical EEG and peripheral biofeedback. As a monk for over twenty years, he has studied Tibetan Buddhism extensively as well as the theory and practice of Tibetan medicine and practiced Tibetan medicine for several years.

This talk will be held at the Jodo Shinshu Center and is free and open to the public.

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