Category Archives: Wellness

Mindfulness: Reason Mind, Emotion Mind, and Wise Mind

I have been practicing meditation since the mid-70’s and started a mindfulness meditation practice in the mid-90’s. Mindfulness has to do with the quality of awareness that we bring to what we are doing and experiencing, to being in the … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence

I often work with groups using lists. In movement therapy as well as psychotherapy, educational and process oriented groups lists are a great structure for groups to explore thoughts, and/or feelings. Here is a list that often comes up in … Continue reading

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Evidence based Yoga

Yoga is a mind and body practice in complementary medicine with origins in ancient Indian philosophy.  Carpal tunnel syndrome A randomized, single-blind controlled trial of 42 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome assigned subjects to either a yoga treatment group or … Continue reading

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Standford Med: Why We Get Fat: Diet Trends and Food Policy

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What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a concentrated state of awareness that can help us see and respond to situations with clarity and without getting carried away by emotions or the constant chatter in our heads. Mindfulness enables us to: · … Continue reading

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How art aided Andrew Marr’s recovery

“When I started to recover in hospital, one of my early frustrations was that I found I wanted to draw. Drawing does for me what others find in meditation, prayer or gardening. It is my way of connecting to the … Continue reading

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Relaxation & stressless

Stress is one reason people report relapsing and using substances/intoxicants. I’ve been teaching a stress less/relaxation class for years and below is one the handouts that participants report is most helpful.: Change the situation: Avoid – Alter. Change your reaction: … Continue reading

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