Workshop 08 – Ron Siegel, PsyD – Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression
Mindfulness is being touted lately as the cure of everything that ails us as human beings. How can a simple set of practices possibly help with so many psychological disorders? This presentation will examine the common factors in psychological difficulties, and explore how mindfulness practices can help us with two of the most common: anxiety and depression. You’ll learn practical mindfulness-based exercises that can be integrated with a wide range of therapeutic approaches to help resolve these disorders.
- Identify the common elements in anxiety, depression, and other psychological disorders
- Describe the use of “stepping into fear” and related mindfulness practices to work with anxiety
- Describe the use of mindfulness to enhance and enliven moment-to-moment experience, thereby challenging depressive postures.