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Dr. Beckwith has been invited to present at the following Positive Psychology Conferences and Wellness Events:

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Meditation Class Online, Wednesdays and Sundays April-August, 2020 Join the Meditation, Inner Peace & Positive Thinking ONLINE Meetup here to attend this and future events: https://www.meetup.com/meditationgroup-online/

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey Oct. 3-5, 2019

Book fair featuring alumni authors will promote Dr. Beckwith’s newest book:

A Gift of Joy: 365 Love Poems for Year of Spiritual Ecstasy https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790871484

Parliament of World Religions Toronto, Canada Nov. 2018 Unity Days Weekend Philadelphia, PA  May 5-6, 2018 Spirituality Inner Light Holistic Expo Pottstown, PA   Nov. 11, 2017 Positive Psychology and Meditation Instruction Fall Harvest Holistic Wellness Festival Wilmington, DE    Oct, 21 Positive Thinking and Meditation Instruction Reiki Healing Center Retreat Pennsylvania, USA   August, 12-13th Be Happy! Positive Psychology and Meditation Inner Light Holistic Expo Pennsylvania, USA   April, 22, 2017 Positive Psychology and Meditation The IWC Fall Harvest Holistic Wellness Festival Delaware, USA  October, 2016 Finding Happiness Through Positive Psychology The International Positive Education Festival      Texas, USA     July, 2016  Spirituality’s Role in Offering a Paradigm Shift Surrounding Aging, Death, and Bereavement in Order to Support Positive Psychological Well-being   by Dr. Rahman Beckwith Abstract Positive Psychology is a field that focuses on individual strengths, however the field cannot be complete unless it addresses the strength of spirit which is enduring. If it only focuses on the temporary experience of positive traits, then this field will fail, as most others do, at the juncture where life meets death. Aging and death are undeniable aspects of everyone’s experience however, our society has developed a view of intolerance towards death which has handicapped the healing process. The overwhelming focus on the material world that we live in, on keeping the body appearing young, and on resisting death due to fear, make graceful transitioning very difficult. Indigenous cultures and spiritual traditions offer hopeful models that we urgently need to integrate into our aging community. Cultures which teach positive messages of afterlife, possibilities of continued relationships with deceased loved ones, connecting with the nonphysical realm through transcendence, and other such spiritual messages make the end of life transition a much more positive experience. This paper will examine ways in which a new tolerant understanding of death might be developed and implemented using models from traditions that have successfully done this. When spiritual understandings are applied to the topic of aging and death, Positive Psychology can triumphantly set new societal norms. The Second Wave Positive Psychology Meaning Conference Toronto, Canada   July, 2016 Reviving Psychology with Ancient Spiritual Techniques; Examining Sufi Practices as Therapeutic Interventions By Dr. Rahman Beckwith[i] Abstract The field of Psychotherapy is beginning to benefit from the integration of spiritual techniques into its repertoire of healing tools. Second wave positive psychology is one branch of the field that has embraced wisdom of indigenous cultures and the existential meaning that comes from them. This eagerness for integration is not surprising as the use of healing arts has diversified significantly in the past decade. The rate of use of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by Americans has risen significantly in recent years. Many of these new methods of alternative healing, such as breathing meditations, are derived from the practices of ancient spiritual traditions. Sufism, a mystical derivation of Islam, is a spiritual path that offers many healing practices that may be beneficial for the mental health of patients. Sufism draws on various Eastern religious and cultural heritages, with the goal of the practices being the merging of the individual with the Divine. Some of the beneficial Sufi practices include meditation, prayer, attending spiritual group meetings, practicing gratitude, and cultivating a relationship with the Divine. Various studies have demonstrated the efficacy of these spiritual practices in healing psychological distress and imbalances. Thus, the integration of spiritual healing techniques into psychotherapy could be advantageous for treating standard mental health issues. [i] Brief Bio: Rahman Beckwith graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology. She subsequently received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the International Institute for Restorative Practices. She recently complete dual Doctoral degrees in Holistic Psychology, and Spiritual Psychology from Eisner Institute for Professional Studies. International Conference on Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy PA, USA     June, 2016 Reviving Psychology with Ancient Spiritual Techniques; Examining Sufi Practices as Therapeutic Interventions By Dr. Rahman Beckwith