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Out of your experience, wisdom arises

It’s been extremely helpful to hear from people about their experience. I’d still  love to hear about your experience. I’m getting ready to do a “deep dive” training Meditation Skills for Trauma course. This won’t be just about “formal” meditation — but more importantly (in my opinion) how necessary meditation skills are for living everyday life. […]

CALM Compassion Study @ Emory

For many, though, the hard part is receiving kindness or compassion. How many times do you flinch or winch when someone says something good to you? Or maybe they offer to do a simple good thing. Do you receive gratefully or push it away?   Years ago I was at a conference where Charles Raison, […]

Meditation…. why bother?

We all know that meditation is supposed to be good for us. And if we’ve tried it, and even if we have a long term practice, we realize meditation isn’t the simplest thing to do.  Our brain is tricky, as Paul Gilbert often says! So why bother?  Recently I read a study by a team […]

Reach Out to Let Go

                Between Two Mountains | Tricycle Originally published in Tricycle Magazine, Spring 2002 For all the horror and trauma that terrorism creates, its lasting power resides in the largely irrational fear we create and then magnify with our minds. Today, statistics show that airplanes are twenty-two times safer […]

Breathing meditation helps military vets with PTSD – Stanford study

Breathing meditation helps military vets with PTSD – Stanford study

  reposted from meditation-helps-ptsd-090514    Stanford scholar helps veterans recover from war trauma Newly published research by Stanford scholar Emma Seppala shows how meditation and breathing exercises can help military veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder. By Clifton B. Parker Breathing meditation is a powerful ally for military veterans recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according […]

What is mindfulness? Contemporary psychology and traditional perspectives – Malcolm Huxter

This wonderful video teaching is done by a terrific Australian colleague Malcom Huxter who was a Buddhist monk in the Theravadan tradition.  I’ve been fortunate to have read some of his writings and heard his audio teachings.  Mal is clear in his application of meditation to contemporary psychotherapy.  We’re lucky that he’s shared his video […]

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