February 26 – March 2, 2018
Naples Beach & Golf Hotel, Naples, FL

This evidence-based workshop integrates the practical spiritual wisdom from the Eastern meditation traditions, and visualizations, and methods from positive psychology from the Western psychotherapy traditions to address staying in the 'flow' and bringing one's best self to everyday living. These methods include: visualizations for developing optimal performance states, the development of character strengths and positive states of mind to potentiate mastery of being in everyday life, the articulation of ultimate concerns for promoting vital engagement in life, training the mind to develop everyday wellbeing and happiness, concentration training to cultivate continuous and complete focus on whatever you are doing at the moment, insight meditations to reduce reactivity and develop a non-reactive openness to experience, and visualizations to develop sensitivity and compassion for others. The outcome of participation in this workshop will be the enhancement of everyday living, well-being and peak performance. Participants with no meditation experience, as well as seasoned practitioners, will find this course helpful in their clinical work. Teaching in this workshop is by lecture and experiential visualization and meditation practices.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Integrate Eastern meditation traditions with visualization practices from Western psychotherapy traditions to benefit patients and themselves;
  • Review how meditation and visualization practices are evidence-based treatments;
  • Utilize visualizations for developing and calling upon optimal self-states, for transforming negative emotional states into well-being and everyday happiness, and for developing vital engagement in everyday life;
  • Utilize meditative, concentration, and visualization practices to help enhance peak performance;
  • Identify meditative, concentration methods and visualization practices in order to apply them to applications in clinical settings and everyday living;
  • 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;
  • Foster the development of a variety of advanced meta-cognitive skills;
  • Apply mindfulness meditation training to cultivate continuous and complete presence to whatever you are doing at the moment;
  • Utilize insight meditations to reduce reactivity and develop a non-reactive openness to experience;
  • Incorporate visualization practices to develop sensitivity to and compassion for others;
  • Apply the practices and principles of meditation to better the therapeutic relationship and 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, nursing, social work, and counseling.


Monday, February 26, 2018
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 27, 2018
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 28, 2018
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, March 1, 2018
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 2, 2018
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 43 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
Essential Psychopharmacology, 2018
Carl Salzman, MD

A New Prescription in 2018: Exercise and Other Medical
and Complementary Ground Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD,
Aggression and Autism Spectrum Disorders

John Ratey, MD

Psychopharmacology: A Master Class
Carl Salzman, MD


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 15.00 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 15.00 clock hours.

Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted.

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: This activity has been submitted to ANA Massachusetts for approval to award contact hours. ANA Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. For more information regarding contact hours, please call Jean-Marie Flynn 617-754-1265 or

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
postmarked after 12/15/17*
Physicians and Allied Health Professionals
Additional weeks $750
Residents, Fellows in Training, and Full-time Students $695

*Add processing fee (non-refundable) $5. Registration by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) or check can be made through Harvard Medical School’s secure online registration system. 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 receive a flash drive that contains all the course materials. You can purchase a printed copy at the time of online registration for $50. 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 postal mail, email, or fax. 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 17, 2018 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 1.12.2018