Mindfulness and Self-Care for Educators
Beyond Mindfulness and Yoga: Practical Self Care in Emotionally Trying Times
May 3, 2022 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Speakers: Blaise Aguirre, MD, Medical Director, 3East DBT Continuum, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry; Gillian C. Galen, Psy.D., Program Director, 3East DBT Continuum, Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry
Yoga and Meditation are often offered as self-care ideas for people who are struggling with emotionally trying times. Although for many these suggestions work, for others these can sometimes feel like ideas that are out of touch. In this talk, we will focus on practices such as behavioral activation and emotion regulation skills as a path to improved self-care.
About the Speakers
Blaise Aguirre, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is a trainer in, and specializes in, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as well as other treatments such as mentalization-based treatment (MBT) for borderline personality disorder and associated conditions. He is the founding medical director of 3East continuum of care, an array of programs for teens that uses DBT to target self-endangering behaviors as well as the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) traits. Dr. Aguirre has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital since 2000 and is nationally and internationally recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents. He lectures regularly throughout the world. Dr. Aguirre is the author or co-author of many books including Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents, Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder, Coping with BPD, and Fighting Back. Listen to Dr. Aguirre talk about teens and suicide on McLean’s podcast Mindful Things.
Gillian C. Galen, PsyD, is a senior child and adolescent psychologist specializing in dialectical behavior therapy. She has extensive experience diagnosing and treating adolescents and young adults who struggle with emotion dysregulation, anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-endangering behaviors, such as self-injury and suicidal behaviors. She has worked closely with Dr. Michael Hollander to develop and run the clinical training program at 3East. Dr. Galen has a particular interest in the use of mindfulness and yoga in the treatment of borderline personality disorder and psychiatric illnesses. She is the co-author of the books Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Coping with BPD: DBT and CBT Skills to Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.
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