Newsletter 2021 - 2022 - Page 8

AJR Retreat 2021 Presenters

Retreat 2021

Mindfulness , Music Therapy , and the Brain Research that Speaks to Them Both

Supported by a Science for Seminaries grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science ’ s Dialogue on Science , Ethics , and Religion , our 2021 Retreat brought together scientists and AJR faculty to explore the power of mindfulness and music therapy for contemporary Jewish clergy and their communities .
Showing up : Presence as the Essential Ingredient in Just About Everything • Understanding Suffering : What Does Mindfulness Teach Us ? • Honoring One ’ s Core Musicality : What Engaging in Music Can Do for People • Pain , Fear , Transcendence , Meditation , and the Brain • Self-doubt , Insecurity , and Other Unwelcome Lessons • Be Still and Know : Contextualizing Mindfulness in the East and in Judaism

AJR Retreat 2021 Presenters

Paul R . Fulton , EdD Clinical psychologist , founding member , Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
Job Jindo , PhD Professor , researcher , author , AJR faculty member
Dr . Sara Lazar , PhD Professor , Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School , researcher , mindfulness practitioner
Alan Turry , DA , MT-BC , LCAT Managing Director , Nordoff- Robbins Center for Music Therapy , NYU Steinhardt School
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