Mindfulness and the Science of Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy. Unfortunately, many of our efforts to feel good ultimately backfire, only increasing our distress. This presentation will explore the surprising overlap between the teachings of ancient wisdom traditions, the insights gained from mindfulness practice, and the findings of modern psychological research in revealing what works, and doesn’t work, to support well-being. You’ll learn practical techniques to feel less stressed and live a fuller, richer life.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, see www.sanantoniopeace.center. Co-hosted by the peaceCENTER, the Institute for the Advancement of Mindful Living and the Mind Science Foundation.

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD  is Assistant Professor of  Psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 30 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the board of directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.  Dr. Siegel teaches internationally about mindfulness and psychotherapy and mind–body treatment, has worked for many years in community mental health with inner-city children and families, and maintains a private practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He is the coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain, co-editor of the acclaimed books for professionals, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, and coauthor of the new professional text, Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy.