Meditation and Psychotherapy: Working with Hostility



What do clinicians need to know about cultural moment to engage effectively in psychotherapy? How can clinicians work most effectively with anger and hostility in psychotherapy? How might meditation help clinicians and their clients to maintain emotional stability during these challenging times and be agents of positive inner and outer change? These important questions will be explored and discussed in a collegial environment with a curious and compassionate community of clinicians. The course will deepen clinicians' understanding of the neural, psychological, social/historical, ecological, and political factors in addressing anger, hatred and hostility in therapy clients as well as themselves.

On the agenda:

  • Bridging Divides with Radical Compassion
  • Contemplative Liberation Practice with Those Marginalized by Social Injustice
  • The Social Neuroscience of Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanisation
  • Online Hostility and its Offline Consequences
  • A Biopsychosocial Understanding of Anger, Grief, and Identity: Towards the Healing of Society Reflections on Affinity
  • Anger in Contemplative Practice/in Our Bodies as Compassionate Act for Ourselves and Society
  • The Social Neuroscience of Empathy, Compassion and Perspective-Taking and its Plasticity
  • Fierce Self-Compassion
  • Self-Compassion: An Antidote to Shame for Trauma Survivors
  • Processing Hate in the Therapy Hour
  • Meeting the National Crisis in Fatal Black Overdoses with Recovery-Based Reentry Yoga
  • Practicing Collective Liberation: Drums, Shadow Work, and Prison Abolition
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - maximum


May 6-7, 2022


Virtual Conference