Session 5: Positive Psychology Through the Mindful Experience of Films
This symposium will bring a mindfulness perspective to the experience of viewing 5 feature films in which luminous characters exemplify positive psychology qualities with the purpose of renewing these qualities in the lives of the symposium participants. One film will be shown in its entirety each of the five days with a brief introduction and centering to begin the session and individual and group processing after the film focused on the participants’ experience of the film. Processing will include silent reflection, journaling, dyadic sharing, and group discussion.
An optional Tuesday evening session (non-CME) will be offered where an additional 6th film will be shown and processed. The six films are on the “Twenty Favorite Films” list from the Esalen Institute film seminars that Dr. Lu has co-led since 1990 described at http://www.gratefulness.org/readings/twenty_films.htm.
Monday Compassion and courage in "City Lights"
Tuesday Kindness and teamwork in "Bagdad Cafe" with an optional evening film session (non-CME) on gratitude and spirituality in "Babette's Feast"
Wednesday Perseverance and forgiveness in "The Straight Story"
Thursday Integrity and spirituality in "Ikiru"
Friday Hope and gratitude in "Departures"
Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.
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This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
- Learn how to experience films from a mindfulness perspective
- Understand positive psychology qualities such as compassion, courage, kindness, teamwork, gratitude, forgiveness, spirituality, and hope
- Learn how films can renew positive psychology qualities in the lives of the participants through viewing films with memorable characters that embody these characteristics
- Understand possible applications of lessons learned in the seminar to work with patients, families, and colleagues
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 15.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 15.00 APAAPA credit.
- 15.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
- 15.00 Illinois Social WorkerIllinois Social Worker credit.