Registration is open for an expressive arts and meditation mini-retreat I am offering late December 2014 and/or early January 2015. Please see flyer for more information. If you are interested in participating, please contact me. I am surveying interested participants to determine which time(s) will work best.
The next mindful compassion group therapy program is set to begin in January, 2015. This program includes training in mindfulness meditation and practices, compassionate mind skills, as well as other creative elements (one of which I decided on recently and am quite excited to share with the group!). Please contact me for more information.
The book, Treating Psychosis: A Clinician’s Guide to Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Approaches within the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Tradition, has been recently released. Read more ›
You can sign-up for this course on the Coursera website. It looks interesting and began last week. The course includes information from evolutionary psychology (a branch of psychology that influences compassion-focused therapy). Read more ›
In response to the Canadian Psychological Association’s invitation to do something this month to give psychology away, during the month of February, 2014, all guided meditations here at Inspiring Connections will be on sale.
The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery (formerly The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behaviors) launched their great new name this month along with a redesigned website that is amazing! This is an excellent resource for learning about self-injury, finding links to other resources, and for the on-going research the team conducts in the field. Check it out by clicking here.
My congratulations and appreciation to the CRPSIR team!
Just as there exists in writing a literal truth and a poetic truth, there also exists in a human being a literal anatomy and a poetic anatomy. One, you can see; one, you cannot. One is made of bones and teeth and flesh; the other is made of energy and memory and faith. But they are both equally true.
—Elizabeth Gilbert, quoting her friend, Bob, in “Eat, Pray, Love,” p. 144
Avenstone is a residential property located not far from Kingston, just north of Camden East, owned and cared for by Jane and Peter Good. Read more ›