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On Being Cheered and Cheering

I came across an email today that was sent to me on Thursday, April 5, 2001. It was from a dear friend and concluded, “YOU CAN DO IT, CHAMP!”. From what I can tell, it appears I was about a day away from handing in my undergraduate thesis. Read more ›

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Audio Version of Compassion Definition(s) Blog Post Now Available

For when you prefer to listen rather than read, an audio version of the blog post, Compassion Definition(s) with Inspiration from Chris Germer is now available. You can listen to the audio version here, or from within the original post.

 

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Open group sessions, November and December 2017

The upcoming open group sessions I am offering provide clients with the opportunity to regularly nourish the seeds of mindfulness and self-compassion they are growing via guided, structured practice in a safe, group therapy environment, as well as providing the opportunity to have some time for connection with others and for self-reflection. Read more ›

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Mindful Compassion Group Therapy Programs, Fall 2017

Self-compassion is approaching ourselves, our inner experience with spaciousness, with the quality of allowing which has a quality of gentleness. Instead of our usual tendency to want to get over something, to fix it, to make it go away, the path of compassion is totally different. Compassion allows.   —Robert Gonzales

There are currently two program days/times to choose from for the fall 2017 iteration of the mindful compassion group therapy program I offer Read more ›

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Each thought provides the opportunity for a choose your own adventure

One of the things in life that is pretty much a guarantee for humans is that we will have thoughts, lots and lots and lots of thoughts. The reality is that our minds are thought generating machines. An important question for all of us is what will be our relationship to our thoughts? What are helpful and unhelpful ways to live with and navigate our endless streams of thoughts? Read more ›

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