Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Zindel Segal describes MBCT

Below is a link to a TEDx talk by Zindel Segal, one of the original founders of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, describing the program. Well worth watching!

 Zindel Segal TEDx talk

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fall 2014 Mindfulness Groups in Cincinnati

Dr. Sears is collaborating with the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine in the Kenwood area of Cincinnati, Ohio to do mindful stress reduction groups (based on MBSR and MBCT). The Fall mindfulness course starts in September of 2014. A free introductory lecture will take place Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30pm. The course will take place eight consecutive Mondays, Sept 29-Nov 17, 6:00pm-7:30pm. For more information, call 513-791-5521, or visit
Introductory lectures are free and open to the public, with no obligation. Those signed up for the course are also encouraged to attend the introduction to learn the background material.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

APA Continuing Education Credits Now Available

The PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Union Institute & University is now awarding Continuing Education credits from the American Psychological Association for Dr. Sears’ 8-week mindfulness groups in the Cincinnati area.*
The next mindfulness course (MBCT) starts in March of 2014. A free introductory lecture will take place Monday, March 24, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30pm. The course will take place eight consecutive Mondays, March 31 – May 19, 6:00 - 7:30pm (those attending the group should also come to the info session). For more information, contact the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine, 6400 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236, 513-791-5521, or visit
*Participants who attend this workshop and complete the Union Institute & University evaluation form will be eligible to receive 13.5 CE credits. There will be a $20 fee for processing of the CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend and complete all nine 90-minute sessions.
This program is co-sponsored by Union Institute & University and the Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine. Union Institute & University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Union Institute & University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mindfulness for Anxious Children

Dr. Sears is working with Dr. Melissa Delbello from Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Dr. Sian Cotton from the University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, and others on a project to measure the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C). The program was first developed by Dr. Randye Semple, who has been consulting on the project, which involves conducting brain scans and other measures on kids before and after a 12-week mindfulness training program. Initial results are very promising, and the project will continue with larger numbers of subjects.
Studies with adults have already demonstrated important brain changes in areas related to things like emotional regulation, attention, and empathy after an 8-week mindfulness program, so these pioneering studies will determine if similar results are found in children.