Wisdom Beyond East and West: Mindfulness and the Future of Psychotherapy with Jon Kabat Zinn, Ph.D. and Daniel Siegel, MD – Daniel J. Siegel & Jon Kabat-Zinn
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?
- Describe the strengths and limitations of both psychotherapy and mindfulness as methods of behavior change
- Identify common misconceptions and possible misuses of mindfulness
- Summarize the most salient research questions about mindfulness that remain to be answered
- Limitations to Mindfulness
- Self and the Body
- The Interpersonal Neurobiology Triangle
- Awareness vs. Attention