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 ›
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
Although this post will end up in the middle of posts that have gone before and posts that will come after, I am writing to say that the best sources for information about some of the particulars of my work in private practice (e.g., office address and the specific services I provide) are (1) me (asking me) and (2) my website. Read more ›
Here we have a photo of part of a room that usually serves a few different functions at my office, one of which is as a space for group programs. The photo was taken yesterday. It doesn’t really look to be in any shape to function as a room for groups just at the moment, does it? Here enters the reason I need to modify my previous announcement and plan, which was for the next mindful compassion group program begin next week. Read more ›
Soon, the winter mindful compassion group therapy program I offered will be coming to an end. It will have ran for 12 mostly weekly sessions, was a lot of work, and it was a special time. I feel deeply touched by the efforts each participant made—by their earnest participation and perseverance—by the things they shared, the expressive arts pieces they created, and by the beauty of their compassionate selves Read more ›
The dates for this 10-week group are Saturdays, January 24th, 2015 to March 28th, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.. We may end up rescheduling one (or more) of the weeks that fall during March Break depending on the needs of the participants. Click here for more information.