Practicing Mindfulness Together: Maximizing the Power of "Withness"

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Winter 2-2-2010


Donald McCown, MAMS,MSS holds Master's degrees in Applied Meditation Studies and Social Work. At the Mindfulness Institute at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, he maintains a practice of mindfulness-based psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction foundation and graduate courses, and teaches and supervises professionals who apply mindfulness in their work. He is a lecturer in the Jefferson College of Health Professions, is co-author of the book, Teaching Mindfulness: A practical guide for clinicians and educators (Springer 2010), and regularly publishes and presents on mindfulness in psychotherapy, health care and the workplace.

This lecture was delivered as part of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine's Grand Rounds series on February 2, 2010. Copyright 2010 by Donald McCown, MAMS,MSS.

The streaming video presentation lasts approximately 41 minutes.

Download the presentation (video/Camtasia) - February 2010


Overall Goals and Objectives:

1. Identify recent advances in integrative medical care and discuss their application to clinical practice.

2. Describe the latest data on complementary and alternative medical therapies that could improve patient outcomes.

3. Discuss core integrative medicine topics that patients frequently ask physicians about.