Two-Day Seminar with Alan Wallace

Two-Day Seminar with Alan Wallace

Dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind.

UWC Thailand International School (UWCT) and Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort are honoured to be able to host Dr. Wallace for a two-day seminar in Phuket on November 17 & 18. The seminar is free of charge—compliments of UWCT and Thanyapura—but spaces are limited. Dr. Wallace’s visit underpins the school’s perspective that mindfulness is integral to a 21st-century education.


Since the mid-twentieth century, clinical psychology has been focused primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, while defining mental health as the simple absence of mental disease. Over the past fifteen years, a new trend in Positive Psychology has sought to augment this with more positive elements of mental health and well-being.

During this seminar, four types of intelligence will be discussed that are essential for bringing about optimal mental health and balance; conative, attentional, cognitive, and emotional intelligence. Mental illness occurs when any one or more of these mental faculties is hyperactive, deficient, or dysfunctional. On the other hand, exceptional levels of mental health and well-being can be developed by cultivating each of these four kinds of intelligence individually and synergistically.

Much as the periodic table of elements provides a framework for understanding all known elementary chemicals, so does this fourfold framework provide a context for explaining the entire spectrum of mental illness and health, ranging from extreme psychosis to the highest forms of spiritual awakening.


Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time Details
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Arrival and Registration
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Session 1: Conative Intelligence—Our desires, aspirations, values, and intentions
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Session 2: Attentional Intelligence—Our sense of who we are and the world around us
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time Details
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Session 3: Cognitive Intelligence—Developing mindfulness to see reality as it is
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Session 4: Emotional Intelligence—Greater awareness of our emotions and their triggers


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