The Book of Living

Posted September 18, 2016
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Ways we can prepare for death during our precious life.

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Mindfulness Group for At-Promise Youth

Posted June 28, 2016
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Practices for eliminating doubt and performance anxiety in at-promise youth.

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Mindfulness of Mind: The Process Is As Real As It Gets

Posted November 15, 2015
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How do we come to terms with something difficult to grasp?

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Confusion

Posted October 18, 2015
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May all things I gather under this impermanent makeshift roof be for the benefit of all beings everywhere....

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The Human Shaped Bubble

Posted August 28, 2015
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Losing the limited sense of self or the small self and trading it in for the power of openness...

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Observations of Compassion and Coping Group for Youth

Posted August 4, 2015
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A youth reported during the reflection (role modeling meditation) he saw his past deeds play out before his eyes and he came to himself as a role model or a potential role model...

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Transforming

Posted July 20, 2015
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Like the Buddhist practice of Tonglen we breathe in the dull smoke of negativity, transform it at the heart and send out the transformed...

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Role Modeling Imagery Practice Part 3

Posted June 1, 2015
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Personify the qualities you desires to possess...

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Role Modeling Imagery Practice Part 2

Posted May 25, 2015
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How do you wish to be in the world?

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Role Modeling Imagery Practice Part 1

Posted May 15, 2015
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A series of posts on using Tibetan Buddhist deity visualization practice in therapeutic non-Buddhist settings.

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Depression and the Brain: Discovering Your Resources

Posted February 7, 2015
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When you're feeling sad and hopeless you tend to see things through the filter of your negative thoughts and feelings. There is hope...

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Compassion Training and Coping Group for Youth

Posted January 13, 2015
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Sharing a proposal for a project I am working on  for at-risk youth, that may also be appropriate for adults.  It is a mindfulness and compassion based training utilizing body movement, visualization and meditation in order to help rewrite past destructive narratives and build coping skills.

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Desire: Mind the Gap

Posted December 21, 2014
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When desire arises in the imagination, it may feel like something we either need to satisfy (grasp) or push away. We often attempt to circumvent desire because we perceive it as too painful to bare. After all, who wants to be comfortable with longing for something we can never have?

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What Is Wisdom?

Posted December 1, 2014
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Germer and Siegel describe wisdom as, "knowing deeply how to live". Is it that simple?

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What Is Compassion?

Posted November 25, 2014
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I like to define compassion as the noticing of another's suffering and seeing it as one's own with the desire to alleviate it.

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