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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness-Based Meditation Workshop

  • 10 May 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • University of California, San Diego

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness-Based Meditation: An Integration of Science and Practice

*Offering $25 off for CAMFT members!*

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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness-Based Meditation workshop is an all day workshop conducted by Dr. Fadel Zeidan and mindfulness-certified teachers at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. Dr. Zeidan will provide a easily understandable delineation of the neural, physiological and psychological processes supporting mindfulness-based pain relief and health promotion. He will delve into research demonstrating how mindfulness changes the brain, is different from placebo and other meditative practices, and involved processes that are unique and distinct from other mind-body approaches. There will also be section focused on the role of compassion meditation and the corresponding health benefits. We will also teach participants how to practice a spectrum of mindfulness techniques, including breath awareness, vipassana, eating and walking mindfulness, and mindfulness-based compassion. Importantly, these techniques are the same as the ones validated in Dr. Zeidan’s research. Further, participants will learn how to share mindfulness with their patients, clients, and loved ones.


At the completion of this workshop, the participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to practice a wide spectrum of mindfulness meditation techniques and tools
  • Gain a deep understanding behind the neuroscience of meditation presented in a user friendly fashion
  • Apply mind/body approaches to a range of disorders and a condition based on Fadel and other’s own research.
  • Implement mindfulness in clinical settings
  • Identify the psychological and physiological mechanisms involved in mindfulness
  • Describe the best mindfulness-approach for different patient populations

Target Audience

This intensive training is designed for Athletic Trainers, Bodyworkers, Certified Counselors, Nurses and nurse practitioners, Psychologists, Registered Dietitians, Social Workers, Yoga Instructors, Coaches, Physicians, Counselors, Substance abuse professionals, Dentists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Massage therapists. Educators, Speech pathologists, Pharmacists.
This program is also open for members of the general public. All are welcome!

Program Trainer

Dr. Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Anesthesiology at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and Associate Director of Research at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. Dr. Zeidan is an internationally recognized neuroscientist for his work on identifying the brain processes supporting the modulation of pain and promotion of health by mindfulness meditation. He has presented his work at numerous avenues such Tedx, the National Institutes of Health and has personally presented his research to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Mongolia.

Dr. Zeidan’s website: https://www.zeidanlab.com/

Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists: This program is sponsored by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 5.5 contact hours of credit.

California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: This activity is an approved continuing education program by the American Psychological Association. Contact hours may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if APA accreditation meets their requirements

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