The Biobehavioral Clinical Science of Mindfulness:
Transformations of Brain, Body, and Behavior
Sunday, January 31, 2021, Noon-2:30PM (US Eastern Time)
with Dr. Eric Garland

Research on mindfulness has exploded over the past two decades, making it extremely difficult to stay abreast of the latest discoveries in this burgeoning field of science. Mindfulness teachers want to be able to point to this broad body of evidence, and mindfulness practitioners are curious about scientific research as it pertains to their own health and well-being.

In this workshop, Dr. Eric Garland, one of the world’s leading authorities and the world’s most prolific author of research papers on mindfulness, will help sift through the data to distill what has been learned about the impact of mindfulness on the brain, body, and behavior – with a specific focus on mindfulness as a treatment for clinical conditions including addiction, affective dysregulation, and chronic pain. To that end, Dr. Garland will detail biobehavioral findings from the past 10 years of his own clinical research on Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement as a treatment for opioid misuse and addiction.

In addition to reviewing key discoveries in the neuroscience and clinical science of mindfulness, Dr. Garland will present several prominent theoretical frameworks to help explain how mindfulness enhances cognitive function, amplifies psychological well-being, and promotes the sense of meaning in life.

Finally, Dr. Garland will address the concepts of self-transcendence and nondual awareness as the final common pathway of mindfulness-based interventions.

Workshop Goals:

  • Review key findings from the clinical science and neuroscience of mindfulness
  • Understand the therapeutic mechanisms of mindfulness-based interventions
  • Hear about mindfulness techniques that work to produce health

After the workshop, you will receive a copy of the presentation slides to keep, and have access to a recording of the program for 4 weeks.

Couldn't make it to the live event? No problem. Register anyway, and we’ll send you the recording to access afterwards for 4 weeks.

Dr. Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW is Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research, Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Social Work, and Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND). Dr. Garland is the developer of an innovative mindfulness-based therapy founded on insights derived from cognitive, affective, and neurobiological science, called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE).

As Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, Dr. Garland has over 170 scientific publications and has received more than $50 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct translational research on biopsychosocial mechanisms implicated in addiction, emotion dysregulation, and chronic pain, including randomized controlled trials of MORE and other mindfulness-based interventions as treatments for opioid misuse and addiction. Dr. Garland is currently the world’s most prolific investigator/author of research papers on the evidence basis of mindfulness.

To complement his expertise in clinical research, Dr. Garland is a licensed psychotherapist with more than 15 years of clinical experience providing mind-body therapies for persons suffering from addictive behaviors, psychological disorders, and chronic pain. In 2019, he was appointed by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins to the NIH HEAL Multi-disciplinary Working Group comprised of national experts on pain and addiction research to help guide the $1.1 billion HEAL initiative aimed at using science to halt the opioid crisis.

Required Technology:

  • High-speed internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: no phones, iPads or other tablets, please
  • Current version of Zoom™ installed

Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $200

TIER 2 (Our Cost): $150

TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $100

If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

Register by paying the workshop fee.

Once you have paid, your slot is reserved. After registration, you will receive an e-mail message containing a link to complete a brief registration form.

You will be asked to provide your phone number and e-mail address during the payment process—this is so that we can contact you should there be any changes to the course schedule, etc. The link to the registration form will be sent to the e-mail address you specify during the payment process.

You do not need a PayPal account in order to use your credit card to make your payment (you may need to select the "Checkout as Guest" option to use a credit card).

Choose the payment level that applies to you:

  • Course Cost

    Generosity policy applies—to cover costs for our small business, to ensure adequate compensation for the instructors, and so that people with fewer financial resources can be accommodated, please pay at the highest level available to you.

    TIER 1 (Supporting Others): $200

    TIER 2 (Our Cost): $150

    TIER 3 (Subsidized Rate): $100

    If Tier 3 is still financially prohibitive for you, please email us so we can find a way for you to participate.

  • Register

    Register by paying the workshop fee.

    Once you have paid, your slot is reserved. After registration, you will receive an e-mail message containing a link to complete a brief registration form.

    You will be asked to provide your phone number and e-mail address during the payment process—this is so that we can contact you should there be any changes to the course schedule, etc. The link to the registration form will be sent to the e-mail address you specify during the payment process.

    You do not need a PayPal account in order to use your credit card to make your payment (you may need to select the "Checkout as Guest" option to use a credit card).

    Choose the payment level that applies to you:

REFUND POLICY:
You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email (info@eastcoastmindfulness.com) at least 72 hours prior to the workshop. No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Questions? Please email us at info@eastcoastmindfulness.com


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