In the latest Embodied Practices group we started exploring the distinctions between compassion, self-compassion, and empathy. Where are they the same? Where are they different? Here’s a start to the conversation exploring the differences Daniel Goldman makes. His three categories are: cognitive empathy emotional empathy empathic concern Cognitive empathy allows us to understand [...]
All relationships involve skirmishes. It’s sort of a given. It’s also why some people avoid getting close to others because those skirmishes can be disruptive. I’ve had my fair share over the years. Had one the other day with a colleague that I actually like really well. While some of these skirmishes are private, this [...]
A Healing Workshop for Health Care Professionals May 10-12, 2013 / Watertown, MA There is a native, natural, organic urge we all have to connect, to be close to, to be a part of, to belong. For many people this basic need can get wounded and we end up feeling that something important got [...]
It helps during a busy season to pause and replenish our hearts. This meditation of Remembrance is taken from the mystical traditions given to to you as a gift to help you replenish your heart, your connection to the true goodness which is your source.
A two day workshop on the Becoming Safely Embodied Skills will be held in Portland, Maine, March 1-2, 2013. The BSE mindfulness skill based approach is dedicated to helping clients with a traumatic or disorganized experience of life gain control over their internal world by giving structured practices they can use between therapy sessions.
Last week I had the very good fortune to spend two days with a group of therapists in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. Frank Corrigan invited me to spend time with them in what turns out to be an immensely nourishing experience. Susan Marr is one of the therapists who came. Her wisdom showered us and [...]
Over the weekend I was attending a workshop given by Allan Schore in Portland, Maine. Deb Dana was the person who has organized Allan’s workshop and had it in this beautiful location. I loved the bathrooms that had wall-to-wall blackboards, although it was a bit unsettling to find one cabana (aka “stall”) with the [...]
In September, 2012 I’m off to lead a workshop with therapists in Scotland. Preparing for that visit I asked the publisher to send me manuals. They ordered me a substantial price reduction if I ordered more — so I did! Since I won’t need the whole amount for Scotland I wanted to pass the [...]
Mingyur Rinpoche inspires us to become aware of suffering instead of falling into the river of suffering. Internal Family Systems offers a way to do that with our psychological parts. The Becoming Safely Embodied Skills give practical ways to do that.
Is there a Miracle Cure? Well, at least I haven’t found it yet. There is, however, the possibility of a miracle. It’s called “neuroplasticity.” What we practice carves out a path inside us. It’s sort of like the Grand Canyon. Have you ever seen it or any other arroryo/canyon in the southwest? Incredible how [...]