This practical course highlights obstacles to intimacy in our culture and provides tools to transmute those obstacles into opportunities for deeper intimacy both with our self and with the people in our lives. Buddhist and other spiritual approaches together with Western psychotherapeutic understandings will be examined, in order to remember one of life's most important lessons: we are all connected and embodied in this beautiful energy of life.
Three of the nation's top clinicians/researchers/educators in psychedelic medicine will be speaking on the history and research findings of psychedelic-assisted therapy in treating existential distress, anxiety and depression in life-threatening illnesses. Of particular emphasis will be a review of the phenomenology of psychedelic-generated mystical experience as well as the best practices for set, setting, and therapist skills to optimize these therapeutic experiences.
Come hear a psychologist who is researching how psilocybin can treat existential anxiety in cancer patients, in conversation with a hospice and palliative care specialist whose TED Talk on “What Really Matters in Life” has had over 5.3 million views, and a psychologist and family therapist who teaches in East-West psychology.
In aspiring to Suzuki Roshi’s wisdom, we sometimes encounter memories of relational trauma that feel overwhelming. We can also be triggered into anxiety and anger when attempting sensitive conversations with those we love. This four-hour workshop will explore recent advances in our understandings of trauma and its treatment, including new therapeutic processes that involve no conscious experiencing of the traumatic memory.
Wisdom and Compassion in Health Care: Buddhist Perspectives Celebrating Service: A Conversation with Robert A. F. Thurman, PhD
Join renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar Robert A. F. Thurman in conversation with Isa Gucciardi and David Bullard in which they will explore the path of service for health providers, informed by Buddhist understandings of life, death, mindfulness, and consciousness.
In this talk, Dr. David Bullard and Dr. Isa Gucciardi present two very different meditative approaches to working with difficult memories, flashbacks, sleep disturbances and other experiences related to trauma.
Learning from Dying: Buddhist Understandings of Consciousness and Death - Conversations with Robert Thurman, Ph.D.
Join us for renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and Columbia University Professor Dr. Robert A.F. Thurman in conversations with his colleague Dr. Isa Gucciardi and UCSF's Dr. Eve Ekman and Dr. David Bullard, exploring Buddhist understandings about consciousness and death.
Embracing the Disappointments of Intimacy: Helping Couples, Family, and Friends have Deeper Conversations
A workshop by David Bullard, Ph.D. for the Contra Costa Psychological Association.
Presented by the Santa Clara County Psychological Association.
3rd Annual Symposium on Western and Tibetan Medicine: Searching for Integrative Care, Stanford University, CA
A half-day symposium designed to bring people together who are dedicated to improving the human condition and using their medical training to care for people from different cultures, backgrounds, and his- tories. The intention of the symposium is to acknowledge and honor the fact that many clinicians and patients have innate wisdom, personal ex- periences, and training that do not fit into any single system of medicine including Western biomedicine or Tibetan medicine (Sowa Rigpa).
Zesho Susan O'Connell and Dr. David Bullard will discuss and dialogue about aspects of self-care from these wisdom traditions, including introduction to notions of self and not-self (absolute self versus relational self), secure attachment and non-attachment, self-soothing and co-regulation, dependent origination, wisdom and compassion.