Date/Time: Sat 14 Apr / 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Religious Studies
Public Seminar and Book Launch
Mindfulness and Managing Pain: Pathways of Somatic Intelligence
Assoc. Prof. Craig Hassed (Dept of General Practice, Monash University) will speak on The Mindful Way to Manage Pain. He will launch Prof. Padmasiri de Silva, Emotions and the Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and mindfulness-based therapy: Pathways of Somatic Intelligence (NY Palgrave MacMillan 2017).
Associate Professor Craig Hassed has worked at the Department of General Practice since 1989 and is also coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics. Craig is regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas in health, professional and educational contexts and has collaborated with a number of national and international universities helping them to integrate similar content. He writes regularly for medical journals, has published thirteen books, featured in the documentary, The Connection, and co-authored with Richard Chambers the free online Mindfulness course in collaboration with Monash University and FutureLearn.
Prof. Padmasiri de Silva graduated from the University of Ceylon with a Honours Degree in Philosophy, and obtained his MA and PhD at the University of Hawaii). He has been active in developing the field of Buddhist Psychology over the years and is the author of many books, including An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling (MacmillanPalgrave, 2014). In 2006 he obtained a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Counselling. In 2017 PalgraveMacmillan published Emotions and the Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and mindfulness-based therapy: Pathways of Somatic Intelligence and in 2018 The Psychology of Buddhism in Conflict Studies. Another new book The Psychology of Emotions and Humour in Buddhism: Mindful Emotions through Anger, Greed, Conceit and Humour, is currently under review.
Saturday 14 Apr
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Light refreshments; free admission, RSVP to email@example.com by 12 April 2018