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"Psychotherapists and Our Self-evolutionary Path to Sustainable Well-being"...

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Psychotherapists and Our Self-evolutionary Path to Sustainable Well-being
with Matthew Hersh, PhD

What do you do when you are diagnosed with a rare disease that bluntly threatens your life? This was the harsh reality for clinical psychologist, Matt Hersh nearly a decade ago, and it called into question every aspect of how he thought he was supposed to live and work. But hard-fought lessons are often soon forgotten, and the self-care that was thrust upon him during his illness and recovery became a new mindful path to living.

This talk is about how we, as mental health practitioners, are a unique group of workers who sit with profound suffering, the same suffering that one psychologist endured. But how do we actually take care of ourselves along the way? How do we purposefully tend to ourselves in the same meaningful and optimistic ways we approach our clients? Matt proposes that we must begin by valuing ourselves as non-negotiable priorities and evolve toward integrated and embodied self-caring beings. It is along this self-evolutionary path that we can learn how to be truly self-compassionate, and self-forgiving helpers for deep sustainability of vitality and well-being.

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

1. identify 3 values regarding their professional self-care and prevention of occupational hazards.
2. describe at least 2 mindset shifts that can help facilitate integration of self-care into their professional and personal life.
3. identify 3 self-care practices that could be seamlessly integrated into their workday.

Matt Hersh is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Arlington and specializes in anxiety disorder treatment using an integrative approach of mindfulness, CBT, and Energy Psychology. Matt also serves as a consultant teacher to Harvard University's Koru Mindfulness program for emerging adults. Wanting to serve his fellow hard-working therapists, Matt founded The Thriving Therapist, an online home for mental health practitioners to cultivate awareness and skill for self-care, wellness, and burnout prevention. Finally, Matt recently co-founded VitalMind, a personal growth and wellness company specializing in mindful parenting, personal mindfulness training, and vitality-boosting life skills.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education (CE) credits available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and nurses. Please see details at http://meditationandpsychotherapy.org/lecture-series.

Fees:

Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits are available for a fee of $30. Please click the Green 'Tickets' button to register.

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The Smith Campus Center (formerly Holyoke Center) is a large building occupying the block bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, Dunster Street, Holyoke Street, and Mount Auburn Street. The center's street address is 75 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. The lecture will be held in the Bock Room, which is on the 6th floor of the center.

Click here for general directions to Harvard University. If using public transit, take the Red Line to the Harvard stop; or take any number of buses that come to Harvard Square.

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Parking is limited around Harvard Square. There are metered parking spaces available around the square, though they are usually quite full. Click here for listings of parking garages in Harvard Square.

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Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

This program is part of the Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series, offered through collaboration by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, and the David S Rosenthal Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard University Health Services. In this monthly series, gather with friends and colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection of mindfulness, compassion, and clinical practice. The presenters are notable leaders and speakers in the field who bring with them a wide variety of research and clinical experience. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Everyone is invited to attend.

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