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Mind without Walls

Psychoanalysis Meets Buddhism

  • 1 h 30 min
  • 100 US dollars
  • on Zoom

Service Description

Mind without Walls With William Auerbach and Sara Weber Meets every other Friday from 3 to 4:45, September 23, 2022 to December 16, 2022 via Zoom Suggested fee $700 for the fall semester. In this ongoing group, we approach Eastern and Western psychologies through meditation, contemplative reading, and conversation. We practice meditation together for personal benefit and to enhance embodied intelligence. This past Spring, we did a close reading of Steven Batchelor’s writing on the Four-Fold Task, a secular perspective on mindfulness and a core teaching of Buddhism. We also considered how an understanding and recognition of non-duality deepens the psychotherapeutic relationship. This Fall we will explore meditation practices that are intended to alleviate physical pain. Practicing mindfulness of body sensations, we can discern, in real time, the cognitive, affective and sensory dimensions of pain. Doing so can moderate and alter the inevitable experience of pain. These practices overlap with and expand our capacity to alleviate dysphoric emotional states. This group is suitable for psychoanalysts and candidates in psychoanalytic training who already have been introduced to meditation and have a meditation practice.

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