February 25 – March 1, 2019
Naples Beach & Golf Hotel, Naples, FL

This evidenced-based course addresses a gap in the Western psychotherapy traditions which emphasize the eradication of negative emotional states by instead focusing on the implications of various positive emotional states for psychological and physical health. This course provides an up-to-date review of the theory and practice of meditation from its ancient origins to modern brain science to how it works to alleviate psychological and physical distress as well as providing opportunities for attendees to cultivate their own personal meditation practices. This course holds great promise not only for clinicians’ own personal development, but also is a remarkably powerful tool to augment virtually every form of psychotherapeutic and medical treatment.

Through lecture, demonstration, Q&A and experiential exercises, you’ll learn how to use mindfulness practices to help resolve anxiety, depression, stress related medical disorders, and interpersonal conflicts in both adults and children. Participants with no meditation experience, as well as seasoned practitioners, will find this course helpful both personally and clinically.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review how meditation and visualization practices are evidence-based treatments;
  • Utilize meditative, concentration, and visualization practices to help enhance
  • peak performance;
  • Evaluate new research findings on mind/brain training through mindfulness and compassion meditation;
  • Integrate Eastern meditation traditions with visualization practices and Western psychotherapy to benefit patients and yourself;
  • Choose specific practices to treat anxiety, depression, and psychophysiological disorders;
  • Develop meditation practices in order to bring optimal energy states to everyday living;
  • Use concentration meditation to stabilize the mind so that it stays focused on whatever you intend it to stay on without distraction;
  • Choose specific practices to treat anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns and stress-related medical disorders;
  • Apply insight meditation training to cultivate continuous and complete presence to whatever you are doing at the moment;
  • Incorporate visualization practices to develop sensitivity to and compassion for others;
  • Apply the practices and principles of meditation to enhance the therapeutic relationship and personal wellbeing;
  • Identify common mechanisms in psychological disorders and psychophysiological disorders and how mindfulness practices can alter them;
  • Apply the practices and principles of meditation to support personal wellbeing.

Target Audience

The winter seminars are a series of seminars of interest to health professionals in the field of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nursing, social work, and counseling.


Monday, February 25, 2019
9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Introduction: Ordinary mind and everyday unhappiness; relationship between peak performance; optimal states, flow states, and everyday self-contentment and happiness; conditions which hinder or potentiate optimal states. Q&A.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Basic Concentration Training I: goals of concentration training; directing and intensifying attention; dealing with problems of concentration, e.g. distracting thought, imbalanced energy states. Q&A.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Cultivating attitudes that potentiate optimal states; zone of optimal functioning; practices to develop the right level of energy. Q&A.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Basic Concentration Training II: the 9 states of concentration training; awareness (mindfulness) training to awaken the senses. Q&A.
Friday, March 1, 2019
9:00 am – 12:15 pm
The Applications of Mindfulness to Everyday Living: full presence and happiness; transforming negative states through pure, non-reative awareness; cultivating well-being through insight meditations; developing sensitivity and compassion for others. Q&A.


DANIEL BROWN, PhD, ABPH is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He has taught Meditation and Peak Performance workshops for over 44 years both nationally and internationally. He is the author of over a dozen books including a textbook on hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis, a health psychology book, Hypnosis and Behavioral Medicine, 4 books on meditation including Transformations of Consciousness and Pointing Out The Great Way, and two books in collaboration with H.H. The Dalai Lama. Dr. Brown’s background in both Western and Eastern meditation traditions offers a unique integration of the contemporary Western research on peak performance and positive psychology and the classical Buddhist meditation lineage traditions.

Other Winter Seminar Courses
Psychopharmacology: A Master Class
Carl Salzman, MD

Exercise and Other Medical and Complementary Ground Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD, Addictions, Social Disorder, Pain, Anorexia, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders
John Ratey, MD

Essential Psychopharmacology, 2019: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment
Carl Salzman, MD and Barbara Coffey, MD, MS


Physicians: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at:

Psychologists: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer Continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The Week-long programs offers 15 CE credits.

Counselors: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEPTM solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The winter seminar programs meet the criteria for 15 clock hours.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 15 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Numbers for each course follows:

Exercise and Other Medical and Complementary Ground Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD, Addictions, Social Disorder, Pain, Anorexia, Sleep Disorders, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders: John Ratey, MD – D72367-3

Essential Psychopharmacology, 2019: From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment: Carl Salzman, MD and Barbara Coffey, MD, MS – D72367-4

Meditation for Everyday Living and Peak Performance for Mental Health,
Medical, and Surgical Practices:
Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH – D72367-5

State of New York Social Workers: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. 15 contact hours have been approved for these programs.

Nurses: These continuing nursing education activity were approved by ANA Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ABMS/ACGME Competencies

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care and Procedural skills
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism


  Registration Fee
before 12/15/18*
Registration Fee
after 12/15/18*
Physician, Nurse Practitioner, and Allied Health Professionals
Additional weeks $750
$995 $1,075
Residents, Fellows in Training, and Full-time Students $695 $695

*Add processing fee (non-refundable) $10. Registration by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) or check can be made through Harvard Medical School’s secure online registration system for week 1 or week 2. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration, you will receive an email confirmation. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information including registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate. All fees shown in USD.

All course participants will receive a link to a website where they can download the course materials. You can purchase a printed copy at the time of online registration for $35 for Drs. Ratey and Brown’s courses and $50.00 for both of Dr. Salzman’s courses. Please note we will not have hard copies of the syllabus available for purchase at the conference.

By phone 617-384-8600, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (EST) or by email at:

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by email. No refund will be issued should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee and no refunds will be issued once the conference has started.


Naples Beach & Golf Hotel
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is an exclusive AAA-four Diamond beach front hotel that is built on a rich tradition of hospitality that began in 1946. Owned and operated by the Watkins family, the Beach Club is Naples’ only beach front resort with a newly reopened spectacular Jack Nicklaus designed golf course on site as well as tennis, spa, and water recreation. The last few years over $50 million has been invested in the resort offering 317-newly remodeled accommodations; new beachside pool complex; retail shopping; restaurants/bars; complimentary Kids Club; and renovated greens & tees. Additional shopping and dining can be found in downtown Naples, just minutes away. The Naples Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Everglades are other attractions within driving distance.

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at Naples Beach & Golf Hotel. For information and reservations, contact 1.800.237.7600 or the RESORT: Please advise them that you are with the Harvard Medical School Conference. Reservations must be made by January 19, 2019 to reserve a reduced room rate. Reservations made after that date are subject to availability. Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration.

Last update 9.2.2018