Ferris State University Big Rapids MI College

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Mindfulness, Mindsight, and the Integrated Brain:  What is the Mind and Mental Health?

A day-long workshop with Dan Siegel, M.D.

Friday, February 26, 2016
9 AM - 4 PM
Watermark Country Club, Grand Rapids, MI

FCTL's Co-Sponsorship and An Invitation to Faculty

As a co-sponsor of this workshop, FCTL invites six faculty members (non-tenure track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty) to participate in the workshop with no registration cost. To indicate your interest in attending the workshop, please contact FCTL at fctl@ferris.edu.

About the Workshop

Can we describe a 'healthy mind'? Defining mind as an 'embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information' allows us to move deeply into understanding new ways of seeing the interconnections among brain, interpersonal relationships, and the mind. Dr. Siegel outlines strategies to monitor and modify energy and information flow with more clarity and power, and also describes how the concept of integration can serve as an organizing principle that illuminates mindsight, harmony, resilience, and vitality.

About Dr. Siegel

Dan Siegel Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dr. Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families, and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel's Mindsight approach.

Hold the Dates for the 2nd Annual Course Design Institute

2nd Annual Course Design Institute - June 13-17, 2016

FCTL's Course Design Institute (CDI) is a five-day, hands-on, interactive, and collaborative experience. The CDI will give you a focused, engaging, and collegial environment in which you will learn about course design, and approaches to teaching, learning, assessment, and feedback that you can apply directly to one of your courses.

There is no cost to Ferris faculty to participate! What's more...

Faculty who fully participate will receive a $1,000 Professional Development Incentive;
A full breakfast and lunch will be provided each day; and
Lodging will be provided for those faculty traveling more than 50 miles.

The 2016 Course Design Institute Call for Applications will be announced in a few short weeks! All faculty – non-tenure track, tenure-track, and tenured – will be invited to submit applications. Stay tuned!


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