1st-5th October 2018 (5 days) at Wongsanit Ashram
This module will provide new perspectives on the cooperation between neuroscience and Dhamma with new understanding of Dukkha (suffering) as a traumatic frozen state. The teaching will allow the possibility of opening up new horizons and pathways toward healing and transformation. Three helpful components of new discoveries in neuroscience are: 1. Attachment Theory 2. Trauma 3. Understanding of the function of prefrontal lobe in relation to the flow state, which is an optimum learning state, and the foundation of transformation.This 5-day module is experiential with time to practice as well as shining light on background theories to deepen participants’ understanding. The focal point of all is the Original Mind or the seat of consciousness that will bring forth light of understanding and compassion. Integrating neuroscience, psychology of selves and cultivating of mindfulness into our biographies will bring about inner transformation into our daily lives.
During the chaotic years of the student uprising in Thailand in the early 1970’s, Wisit Wangwinyoo began medical school training before changing directions. He studied extensively on his own, but has been mentored by luminaries such as Sulak Sivaraksa, Thich Nhat Hanh and Nicolas Bennett. In Thailand he is one of the most well-known and accomplished writers, facilitators and healers, who integrates mindfulness, neuroscience, Process Work and transformative education.
To experience and practise a powerful healing and transformation process
- understand new perspectives on the cooperation between neuroscience and Dhamma with new understanding of Dukkha (suffering) as a traumatic frozen state
- be able to explore their own challenges and traumas in a deep way and transform them through a compassionate and powerful process
- be able to make use of healing tools integrated from Buddhist psychology, Internal Family System, neuroscience with compassion.
- bring about inner transformation into their daily lives and facilitate the healing process for others
Learning Themes (schedule example from 2017)
|DAY 1||Three Areas of Mind / Three Layers of Brain/ U Theory|
|DAY 2||Internal Family System (IFS) / Garden of Mind
Three Windows of Happiness / Flow State of Mind
|DAY 3||Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
|DAY 4||Three Domains of Learning
The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
Body and Mind Relationship
Healing Process Practise
|DAY 5||Tension Stress & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)
|DAY 6||How to stay in the Flow State of Mind|
Recommended readings and websites:
Early, Jay, 2009. Self-Therapy, Pattern System Books.
Nhat Hanh, Thich, 2002. Understanding Our mind: 50 Verses on Buddhist Psychology, Berkeley, California: Parallax Press.
Johnson, Amy and Mark Howard. 2016. The little book of big change: the no-will power approach to breaking any habit, New Harbinger.
Solomon, Marion & Siegel, Daniel J., Eds. 2003. Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain. New York: W.W. Norton.
Schwartz, Richard C., 2001, Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model. Retrieved From: http://www.arenhealth.com/s/IFS-First-Two-Chapters.pdf
Still Face Experiment: Dr. Edward Tronick. Retrieved From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apzXGEbZht0
Trauma, Brain & Relationship: Helping Children Heal.Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYyEEMlMMb0
Schwartz, Richard and Soren Gordhamer, 2017. The Power of Self to Heal Our Parts. Retrieved From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuJLv98ks-I&t=193s
Nhat Hanh, Thich. Heal the Mind, Heal the World: Dharma Talk. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HzpYkX1Iec
Internal Family System (IFS)
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) https://www.aedpinstitute.org/about-aedp/
Tension, Stress and Trauma Release : TRE
Dr. Dan Siegel