Asian Meditation Therapies Workshop

Posted on 1/31/2013 10:08:40 AM

The IUP Center for Counselor Training and Services (CCTS) will host Fred Hanna, professor of Counselor Education at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), for a one-day workshop entitled “Asian Meditation Therapies: Mindfulness and Beyond.” The workshop will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013, at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center in Greensburg, Pa.

Before arriving at UNC, Hanna served as professor of Counseling at Johns Hopkins University for 11 years and remains a faculty associate there. He has both studied and practiced Asian meditation and spiritual techniques for over 40 years, including extensive travels through Asia for nearly two years. Hanna has developed and published many clinical techniques derived from Asian psychologies and has presented them at seminars around the country. His expertise on spirituality was featured in a recent (October 2012) Counseling Today article.

Hanna is the author of the book Therapy with Difficult Clients: Using the Precursors Model to Awaken Change. A popular national speaker, he has delivered over 400 presentations around the country, including two CCTS workshops in the past. Hanna is well known for both his humor and his unique insights.

He will address various topics, including the dynamics of meditation, transcendence, practical techniques, and the applications of different types of meditation and mindfulness. Further information and the workshop brochure are available on the CCTS website. An early registration period with discounted attendance fees is offered until March 4.