April 4, 2014 (Wickenburg, Arizona) — Dr. Jon Caldwell, D.O., Ph.D., a staff psychiatrist with The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, will present his latest research on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion at the 12th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators in Boston Massachusetts, April 2-6, 2014.
Dr. Caldwell will discuss what mindfulness is and how developing compassion for oneself can aid in healing wounds resulting from relational trauma. He will also present how mindfulness and self-compassion can help people who were mistreated as children find greater acceptance for themselves and deeper intimacy with others.
These topics have been the focus of Dr. Caldwell’s research and clinical practice at The Meadows. Based on years of clinical work in the trauma field, research in human attachment and contemplative neuroscience, and his own personal journey utilizing mindfulness and self-compassion, Dr. Caldwell has developed mindfulness-based interventions for individuals who have experienced childhood maltreatment and unhealthy attachment relationships.
The theme of the 12th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators conference is “relieving human suffering through mindfulness, compassion, and the return to fullness”. His presentation will include data from a recently published study in the journal of Mindfulness.
Following the conference, Dr. Caldwell will be featured on BlogTalkRadio’s program “Hope-Strength-Recovery” with host Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, CSAT, PCC, on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:15pm (EST). The program can be accessed by visiting http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sexhelpwithcarolthecoach. Tune into the radio program for an exciting discussion on how the latest research and practices involving mindfulness and self-compassion can be applied to the journey of recovery from addiction and trauma.
Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, PCC, CSAT, is currently in private practice in Indianapolis, IN. She speaks nationally on mental health issues and is featured in several local magazines. In addition, she is featured in regular television segments focusing on life skills to improve one’s potential.
For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.