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Who is the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy?

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the education, training and support of mental health professionals in integrating mindfulness, meditation and psychotherapy.

The vision of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP) is practice-based, and all teaching faculty have extensive personal and professional experience in the practice of mindfulness meditation or other mindfulness practices. Most educational programs offer CE credit for healthcare professionals. We also offer psychological consultation for meditation centers, clinical supervision, psychotherapy referrals, and networking opportunities for interested clinicians.

IMP BENEFIT: Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others, first he or she must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, and that basis is the ability to connect to one’s own feelings and to care for one’s own welfare... Caring for others requires caring for oneself.  - Dalai Lama (2000) -

Chris Germer, PhD & Susan Pollak, EdD
WHEN: November 11-12, 2016 -- Friday and Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM
WHERE: Lesley University, Sherrill Library, Room 350
Cambridge, Massachusetts

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the

Cushion and Couch is IMP's quarterly e-journal, featuring articles, interviews, and book reviews written by and for members of the community.
If you are interested in contributing, or just want to give feedback, please send us an e-mail.

Current issue:

In this issue:
'A Conversation with Mitch Abblett, IMP's New Executive Director' by Timothy Little
'Sedona Reflections' by Lauri Klein
'The Dalai Lama Meets the Lord of the Flies' by Brett Dixon
Book Review: 'The Meditator's Dilemma' by Timothy Little
'Exploring the Meditator's Dilemma with Bill Morgan' by Timothy Little
 

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