Presented by

Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD

Date & Location

June 18, 2018 | 9:00-4:30


Saint-Paul University,

233 Main St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4

Parking at the University for $10.00/day or public parking nearby.

Light refreshments will be served at the breaks


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St Paul University


Early Bird Rate
(until May 25, 2018)
Regular Rate$225$29.25$254.25
Early Bird Group Rate *
(until May 25, 2018)
3 or more
Regular Group Rate *
3 or more
Early Bird Student Rate **$135$17.55$152.55
Regular Student Rate **$150$19.50$169.50

HST will be added to all fees

* To be eligible for group rate, all 3 registrations must be registered at the same time, and paid with one cheque or credit card number. 

** With presentation of a valid full-time student ID.

Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.


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438-1500 rue Bank
Ottawa ON K1H 1B8

Please send the registration form and the cheque or money order 5 days before the conference.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and workshop begins at  9:00 a.m.

Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.


Mindfulness-based psychotherapy is the most popular new treatment approach in the last decade—and for good reason. Mindfulness practices hold great promise not only for our own personal development, but also as remarkably powerful tools to augment virtually every form of psychotherapy. Mindfulness is not, however, a one-size-fits-all remedy. Researchers are now differentiating the effects of focused attention, open monitoring, loving-kindness, compassion, and equanimity practices. Practices need to be tailored to fit the needs of particular individuals—and this workshop will show you how.

We will explore seven important clinical decisions to consider when deciding when and if to introduce different practices into treatment of individuals with different needs. Once you understand the components of mindfulness practices and how they work to alleviate psychological distress, you’ll be able to creatively adapt them to meet the needs of diverse people and conditions, including those with unresolved trauma histories, addictions, and self-esteem struggles. You’ll learn how to use mindfulness practices to help resolve anxiety, addictions, stress-related medical disorders, and maladaptive narcissism, gaining practical knowledge and skills that will take your practice of mindfulness-based psychotherapy to the next level.

Objectives of the Seminar for Professionals:

  • Describe the three core elements of mindfulness practice
  • Identify common denominators in psychological difficulties
  • Specify seven ways that mindfulness practices can be tailored to the needs of particular types of clients
  • Describe the core attitude toward experience found in addictions and how mindfulness practice can help to transform it.
  • Specify the dynamics of narcissism and feelings of inadequacy and how mindfulness practices can address them.
  • Indicate the mechanisms that maintain anxiety disorders and how these can be altered using mindfulness practice.
  • Specify the core dynamic of chronic pain and other psychophysiological disorders and how mindfulness practice can help in its relief

Who should attend:

This conference is for:

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Counselors and Therapists
  • Family Therapists
  • Teachers
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • School Administrators
  • Other Professionals in the Human Service Sector

Seminar Outline:

Mindfulness: What Is It Really?

  • The three pillars of mindfulness
  • What mindfulness is and isn’t
  • How to cultivate mindfulness both inside and outside of the therapy hour

How Mindfulness Works

  • Identify the common factors in virtually all psychological disorders
  • Learn how to use mindfulness practices as their antidote
  • Discover how mindfulness can boost the effectiveness of all forms of treatment

Fit the Practice To The Person

  • Learn seven guidelines to tailor techniques to particular patients or clients
  • Discover special practices for trauma survivors, fragile individuals, those struggling with narcissistic vulnerabilities, and others for whom meditation can be difficult or dangerous.

Working with Addictions: Learning to Be with Pleasure and Pain

  • Understand what mindfulness reveals about the dynamics of addictions
  • Use mindfulness to moving toward unpleasant experience to gain psychological and behavioral freedom

Befriending Fear: Treating Anxiety Disorders

  • Use mindfulness practices to overcome anxiety by befriending fear
  • Practice CBT on steroids: embracing the wisdom of insecurity

Beyond Symptom Management: Resolving Stress-Related Disorders

  • The Strange Case of Chronic Back Pain
  • Treating sexual dysfunctions, insomnia, and digestive distress
  • See how psychophysiological disorders can be doors to personal development


“… what I learned from attending Dr. Siegel’s workshop on Mindfulness and psychotherapy has absolutely enriched my life both personally and professionally.” Jan Snyder, Ph.D Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.


About Dr. Ronald D. Siegel

Dr. Ron SiegelDr. Ronald D. Siegel is Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, Harvard Medical School; serves on the Board of Directors and faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; is author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain and Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy; and coeditor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition.

Purchase Dr. Ronald D. Siegel’s Books:



  • Siegel, R. D. (2015). Mindfulness in the treatment of trauma-related chronic pain. In V. Follette, J. Briere, J. Hopper, D. Rozelle, & D. Rome (Eds.), Contemplative methods in trauma treatment: Integrating mindfulness and other approaches. New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Siegel, R. D. (2014). The science of mindfulness: A research-based path to well-being. The Great Courses. Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company.
  • Pollak, S. M., Pedulla, T., & Siegel, R. D. (2014). Sitting together: Essential skills for mindfulness-based psychotherapy. New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Germer, C. K., Siegel, R. D., & Fulton, P. R. (Eds.). (2013). Mindfulness and psychotherapy, 2nd edition., New York: Guilford.
  • Siegel, R. D. (2012). Mindfulness for anxiety. American Psychological Association Master Therapist Video Series. Washington, DC: APA
  • Germer, C. K., Siegel, R. D. (Eds.). (2012). Wisdom and compassion in psychotherapy: Deepening mindfulness in clinical practice, New York: Guilford.
  • Siegel, R. D. (Ed.) (2011). Positive psychology: Harnessing the power of happiness, personal strength, and mindfulness. Boston: Harvard Health Publications.
  • Siegel, R. D. (2010).The mindfulness solution: Everyday practices for everyday problems. New York, Guilford.
  • Siegel, R. D., Germer, C. K., & Olendzky, A. (2008). Mindfulness: What is it? Where did it come from? In Didonna, F. (Ed.). Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness. New York: Springer
  • Germer, C. K., Siegel, R. D., & Fulton, P. R. (Eds.). (2005). Mindfulness and psychotherapy., New York: Guilford.
  • Siegel, R. D., Urdang, M. H., & Johnson, D. R. (2001). Back Sense: A revolutionary approach to halting the cycle of chronic back pain. New York: Broadway Books.
  • Siegel, R. D., & Arons, G. (1995).  Unexpected encounters:  The Wizard of Oz exposed.  In M. Sussman, (Ed.), A perilous calling – The hazards of psychotherapy practice (pp. 125-138) New York:  Wiley.
  • Siegel, R.D. (1994).  Reconstructing Jung [Review of Jung’s self psychology: A constructivist perspective]. Contemporary Psychology., 39, 981.
  • Roth, J., Siegel, R. D., & Black, S. (1994).  Identifying the mental health needs of children living in families with AIDS or HIV infection. Community Mental Health Journal, 30(6), 581-593.
  • Siegel, R. D. (1993).  A Jungian analyst speaks of love [Review of Getting to know you: The inside out of relationship]. Contemporary Psychology, 38, 415.
  • Siegel, R. D. (1983).  A comparison of Freudian and Jungian approaches to dream interpretation.  Dissertation Abstracts International, 45, 366B.  (University Microfilms No. 84-08,221)

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