What is mindfulness and why should you care? Attend "Mindfulness and its Role in Mental Health and Wellbeing," presented by Pamela Mirsky, MD, FACLP, assistant professor.
This free presenation is open to the public. It is hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute-UA.
About this event
The term “mindfulness" is seemingly everywhere these days, often billed as a panacea for all of life’s ills. Though there is unfortunately nothing that can be such a cure-all, mindfulness can have many important benefits and applications. This presentation will explore the evidence and utility of the practice, especially as it relates to mental wellbeing and our current ideas around treating mental ailments. Immediately following the presentation will be a Q&A.
Dr. Mirsky is board-certified in psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and integrative medicine. Her current role includes working in Integrated outpatient settings, such as primary care and Inflammatory Bowel Disease clinics, and her passion for mindfulness and meditation led her to establish the mindfulness psychiatry services at Banner – University Medical Center South, where she sees individual patients for mindfulness-based psychotherapy and teaches mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) groups for depression. She is a qualified teacher of MBCT as defined by the University of California, San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, and has completed the Institute for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy’s certificate program. She is currently enrolled in the two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program through the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley.