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DAY 4 - March 4, 2017

Tara Brach, Ph.D.

How to Lead with a Wise Heart

Tara Brach, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, an internationally known teacher of mindfulness meditation, and author of the bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Her podcast explores the role of mindfulness in the realization of human potential, and receives more than a million downloads each month.

Dr. Brach’s work is prominently featured in the New York Times guide to meditation and other major media outlets including the Washington Post and Tim Ferris. She has given keynote addresses at conferences offered through Harvard Medical School and Salesforce, among others, and has contributed numerous articles to popular magazines and websites.

Dr. Brach regularly leads accredited workshops for mental health professionals, as well as retreats for wider audiences, at centers in the United States and Europe. She has been invited to teach classes to United States Congress members and staff, to judges of the D.C. Superior Court, and at the Smithsonian. In addition to her public teaching, she is active in bringing meditation into schools, prisons, and underserved populations around the Washington, D.C. area.


In this session, Tara will cover:

  • How to understand emotional reactivity--judgment, anger, fear-from the perspective of evolutionary and Buddhist psychology.
  • How to apply a mindfulness strategy that gives more choice in responding to stressful situations.
  • How to lessen self-judgment and the reflex to judge others.
  • Tools that help increase compassion for self and others.

Free gift: Rain Meditation with Tara Brach

Michael Carroll

How to Access Wisdom to Overcome Complexity

Michael Carroll is the COO of Global Coaching Alliance and author of Awake at Work (2004), The Mindful Leader (2007), Fearless at Work (2012) and Mindful Leadership Training (2016) & over his 30+ year business career has held executive positions with Shearson Lehman/American Express, Simon & Schuster and The Walt Disney Company. Michael has been practicing meditation since 1976, is an authorized teacher in the Kagyu-Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and consults, coaches and lectures widely on the topic of bringing mindfulness-awareness into the workplace at such institutions as Wharton Business School, Harvard Business School, Swarthmore College, Kripalu, Zen Mountain Monastery & for businesses throughout the world.


In this session, Michael will cover:

  • How to wake up your natural well-being and confidence through mindfulness meditation.
  • How mindfulness-awareness meditation can help us transform the hassles, conflicts and anxieties of the workplace.
  • How to turn mindfulness into valuable opportunities for spiritual and professional growth.

Darlene Nipper

How To Cultivate Joy and Effectiveness Through Mindful Leadership

Darlene Nipper is Rockwood's CEO, and has been part of the training team since 2012. She has over 25 years of leadership and advocacy experience. She previously served as Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, Executive Director of the BET Foundation, founder of the Multicultural and International Outreach (MIO) Center, Chief Operating Officer at NAMI, and Director of LGBT Affairs in the Executive Office of the Mayor of D.C. Darlene, a native Washingtonian, is also an ordained interfaith minister, practices mindfulness meditation and yoga, and has practiced both near and far, including in India and the Bahamas.


In this session, Darlene will cover:

  • How personal Ecology, the practice of maintaining balance, pacing, and efficiency can sustain our energy over a lifetime.
  • The impact of burnout, and help participants explore the deeper causes of overwork and stress.
  • How personal ecology can be used to strengthen their effectiveness, sustainability, quality of life, and leadership.

Free gift: Personal Ecology Journey & The Covey Urgency Index

Larry Ward

How Meditation Keeps Leaders Centered and Focused

Larry is a Consultant, Teacher and Social Artist who is grounded in organizational systems focused on human resilience and change management. Prior to his PhD, Larry received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Organizational Behavior. He has established The Ward Group, providing consulting services for multinational clients. His doctoral research focused on mental cultivation and neuroplasticity and he is certified as a Search Inside Yourself instructor.  Larry also  serves on the Board of Advisors for the Executive Mind Leadership Institute at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management in Southern California.

In this session, Larry will cover:

  • Actions of mindful leaders.
  • Insights of mindful leaders.
  • Why meditation matters.

Free gift: 5 Minute Meditation for the Workplace


Dr. Daniel Siegel

How to Understand Your Mind

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. 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.

Dr. Siegel’s book, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Bantam, 2010), offers the general reader an in-depth exploration of the power of the mind to integrate the brain and promote well-being. He has written four parenting books, including the three New York Timesbestsellers Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Tarcher/Penguin, 2014); The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind (Random House, 2011) and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind (Bantam, 2014), both with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., and Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003) with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

Dr. Siegel's unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups of mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and London's Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He lives in Southern California with his family.

In this session, Daniel will cover:

  • Why there’s no standard definition of “Mind” and how Dr. Siegel’s latest book begins to establish one.
  • Why creating a definition of “Mind” allows us to better understand what a healthy mind looks like.
  • How the findings and explorations in Dr. Siegel’s book can help us gain a better understanding of mindfulness in our lives.

Free gift: The Art & Science of Neuropasticity with Dr. Daniel Siegel

DAY 3 - March 3, 2017

Judson Brewer

The Craving Mind: Why we Get Hooked and How we can Break Bad Habits

Judson Brewer, M.D. Ph.D., is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined nearly 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and associate professor in medicine and psychiatry at UMass Medical School. Dr. Brewer has developed novel mindfulness programs for habit change (e.g. www.goeatrightnow.com), and studied the underlying brain mechanisms. His work has been featured on 60 minutes, at TED, TEDMED, TEDx, in Time magazine, Forbes, Businessweek, NPR and the BBC among others. He is the author of the book, The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits.


In this session, Judson will cover:

  • How habits are formed and perpetuated.
  • Why it is that mindfulness can help us step out of our old habits.
  • How we can tap into our own reward-based learning processes through curiosity.
  • How mindfulness can change our default brain patterns.

Free gift: A Chapter Excerpt from On Flow

Jonathan Schooler and Michael Mrazek

Cultivating Human Potential Through Mindfulness Research and Education

Jonathan earned his BA at Hamilton College in 1981 and his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1987. He joined the psychology faculty of the University of Pittsburgh as an assistant professor that same year and became a research scientist at Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center. Named a full professor in 2001, he moved on to the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2004 as professor of psychology, Canada Research Chair in Social Cognitive Science, and senior investigator at UBC's Brain Research Centre. In 2007 he joined the faculty at UCSB. Jonathan pursues research on consciousness, memory, the relationship between language and thought, problem-solving, and decision-making. He is particularly interested in exploring phenomena that intersect between the empirical and the philosophical such as how fluctuations in people’s awareness of their experience mediate mind-wandering and how exposing individuals to philosophical positions alters their behavior. A fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, he was also an Osher Fellow at the Exploratorium Science Museum in San Francisco. His work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Unilever Corporation, the Center for Consciousness Studies, the Office of Educational Research, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Research, the Bial Foundation, and the Bower Foundation. He currently is on the editorial boards of Consciousness and Cognition and Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Dr. Schooler is the author or co-author of more than one hundred papers published in scientific journals or edited volumes and was the editor (with J.C. Cohen) of Scientific Approaches to Consciousness, which was published in 1997 by Lawrence Erlbaum.


Michael Mrazek, Ph.D. is the Director of Research at the University of California's Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential. Michael's research identifies innovative ways to reveal the full transformative potential of mindfulness training. He explores how much a person can change under ideal circumstances by leading evidence-based min
dfulness training initiatives and examining their impact on cognitive abilities, physiology, brain dynamics, gene expression, and well-being. Another focus of his work is deter
mining the optimal ways to integrate mindfulness into K-12 schools. Michael also designs and teaches research-based mindfulness retreats, as well as an academic course on the s
cience and practice of mindfulness. His work has been featured widely in international pr
ess, appearing in dozens of outlets including the New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, Forbes, and Men's Health.

In this session, Jonathan and Michael will cover:

  • The cutting edge mindfulness research happening today.
  • How the science of mindfulness can inform our daily lives, our businesses and organizations.
  • How the science of mindfulness can improve our human potential and increase well-being in all areas of life.

Kristin Neff

Why Having Self-compassion Makes Us Better Leaders

Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself," released by William Morrow. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide.

In this session, Kristin will cover:

  • How self-compassion increases motivation and is a more effective motivator than self-criticism.
  • How self-compassion improves coping with stress, and is a source of strength in challenging circumstances.
  • The difference between self-compassion and self-esteem will be discussed, including how self-compassion avoids the pitfalls of self-esteem.

Free gift: Self-compassionate Body Scan

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