Meditation and Mental Health Seminar

The WCCM Meditatio Seminar took place in London 2011

This WCCM Meditatio Seminar (2011) explores the need for a spiritual dimension in our understanding of mental health and of contemplative practice in the healing of mental illness.

Session One
Introduction and Welcome

Session Two
Laurence Freeman OSB – “Health of the Soul: Seeing the Light”

Session Three
Professor Peter Gilbert – “Being and Doing Human”

Session Four
Dr. Marcus Averbeck – “Mindfulness MBCT for Depression”

Session Five
Shaikh Kabir Helminski – “The Spectrum of the Self”

Session Six
Professor Peter Gilbert – “Assessing Spiritual Strengths and Needs”

Session Seven
Panel Discussion led by Dr. Norman Rosenthal

Session Eight
Laurence Freeman OSB – “Faithful and Mechanical Repetition: Kindling the Fire”

Session Nine
Dr. Norman Rosenthal – “Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation”

Session Ten
The Venerable Lama Yeshe Local Rinpoche – “The Nature of Mind”

Session Twelve
Panel Discussion between Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB, The Venerable Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, Shaikh KabirHelminski, Dr. Norman Rosenthal and others chaired by Revd Sarah Bachelard


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