The New Rules of Love and Commitment
Esther Perel’s provocative observations about the changing face of couplehood today have attracted growing attention both within the psychotherapy field and beyond. Her TED Talk, “The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship,” has been viewed by more than 5.8 million people. Her featured address offered a frontline account of the revolution going on at the heart of our most fundamental social institution.
Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do
Jon Kabat-Zinn has probably done more than anybody to bring meditation into the mainstream of American life. His opening keynote address sought to capture the essence of the experience of mindfulness and why it should matter to mental health professionals.
Deliberate Practice and Inner Transformation
In her Symposium keynote address, Tara conveys the message of Buddhist acceptance and wisdom, discussing the paradoxical “craft” of meditation—how we deliberately practice certain “skillful means” to quiet the mind and open the heart, enabling us to rest in an embodied state of radical and liberating “natural presence,” in which we simply let life be just as is.
Brainstorm: Lessons Adults Can Learn from the Teenage Brain
In his Symposium address, Daniel Siegel challenged the myths about adolescence and suggested that the aspects of adolescence that can drive us crazy—novelty seeking, social engagement, emotional intensity, and creative exploration—are exactly what we need to cultivate to maintain vitality in our own adult lives.