Tag Archives: meditation

Helping Calm Anxiety Through Meditation

  It’s extraordinary how many people suffer from anxiety.  Recent research suggested that over 870,000 of all  people in the United Kingdom have some form of debilitating worry or uneasiness.   Recently while I was giving a couple workshops in Scotland my colleagues in the National Health Service told me about a program using mindfulness […]

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Catching The Right Thought Train: Anushka Fernandopulle

Good psychotherapy and good meditation have something in common.  We learn to observe our inner world instead of being caught by what arises. I recently read a post by Anushka Fernandopulle in the Huffington Post which gave a new metaphor to watching our thoughts.  He writes about learning to catch the train you want to ride instead […]

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Finding Sense in Sensation

I am in the middle of teaching the Embodied Practices Course which is designed to help those with a history of trauma and attachment to practice ways to train their minds, calm their bodies, and open their hearts.  As always when supporting people to use practices skillfully I am inspired. One of the ways we […]

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Meditation

  Meditation can be defined as a vast multi-prismed path to being present Rumi may have described meditation best: There are thousands of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. Here is the very simple truth. There isn’t one way to know yourself. There isn’t one way to know your inner world. Or become calm, […]

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Compassion Meditation

With trauma comes suffering. I don’t think there’s any way around that. I’ve seen people (myself included) try to avoid suffering, try to sidestep it. It doesn’t seem to work. Until the trauma heals, the suffering always seems to be there under the surface. Luckily for us, there’s an answer. Compassion meditation provides a foundation […]

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Resources

There’s a wealth of information out there on meditation, PTSD, and trauma. Sorting through it all can be difficult. With this page I’m attempting to distill what I’ve personally found helpful as well as books and audios that people have told me worked for them.   Meditation for PTSD / Trauma Survivors Unfortunately there is […]

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