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Mindfulness is not what many people think, and despite all good intentions and an initial curiosity, most people struggle to keep their practice alive. This interesting reality will be the topic of this workshop, which will explore the challenging truths about mindfulness training. Participants will discover that mindfulness is more about sweat and tears than peace and serenity, and will disrupt misperceptions about what mindfulness is, and dispel the notion that it is easy.
In fact, mindfulness is in the service of mindsight, which is the capacity to perceive your own mind and the mind of others. Developing mindsight is central to health, because as surprising as this may sound, all human beings can experience is mind, not reality. How do we go about all this? Why should we persist in the face of great odds against us? What does it take to successfully engage on the most difficult journey youll ever embark on? What are the pitfalls, monsters and dragons we will encounter along the way? Is there ever any light at the end of the tunnel? Is there even a tunnel? These are questions we will address by shedding light on the most obvious that is so rarely acknowledged, so that you may be able to leave the lecture with better questions than those you came in with.
Dr. Treyvaud is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist who practices in Oakville. His main interest lies in working with adults and adolescents both individually and in groups, providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation training.His meditation experience goes back many decades and started in the German Black Forest with the first Westerner to become a Zen master and bring Zen to the West, Karlfried Graf Drckheim. Later Dr. Treyvaud trained under Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as he incorporated mindfulness training in his psychiatric practice. He further deepened his mindfulness training with Shinzen Young in Vipassana insight meditation and with Helen Duquette in the Vanda Scaravelli tradition of Hatha Yoga . Most recently he also trained in Interpersonal Neurobiology with Daniel Siegel at the Mindsight Institute in Los Angeles. With thousands of hours of his own meditation experience spanning more than 40 years Dr. Treyvaud cultivates an active meditation practice of his own as he embodies mindfulness as a way of life.
His main focus is now the oversight of the Mindfulness Centre http://www.mindful.ca, as well as the Mindsight Intensive, a 3-year weekly program from September to June every year, that focuses on an in-depth exploration of mindfulness meditation practice, the brain and spirituality.