Dream Big, Work Hard, and Go For It – A Little Motivation to Help Inspire You

Throughout this year, I’ve found myself continually inspired by the practitioners who make up the NICABM community. And if you’re reading this, that means I’m talking about you. As practitioners, we dedicate ourselves to helping people transform their lives. It can be a challenging endeavor, but it’s worth every ounce of effort. But every now and then, it might be nice to take a moment to put things into perspective and see if there’s anything we can do different, or perhaps better. That’s why I thought I’d share something I wrote . . . . . . as we’re wrapping…

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New Tools for Healing: Bringing Mindfulness Practice into New Places

Capital murder, armed robbery, aiding and abetting . . . Often, the people who commit such crimes are fueled by years of anger and rage, and feel they have no other outlet for it than through violence. But for 20 inmates at the Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama, a groundbreaking mindfulness program introduced them to Vipassana mediation, and gave them the tools that could finally help them change that. During the program, the inmates were required to maintain complete silence and follow a strict daily schedule centered on meditation and mindfulness. Although the program was only 10 days, it…

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Expanding our Capacity to Love Others (and Ourselves) through Mindfulness

Doctor, nurse, therapist, social worker . . . . . . we all have roles we identify with, both personally and professionally. But, what do these roles we play have to do with experiencing unconditional love, and how can changing our awareness impact our sense of it? In this video clip, Ram Dass, PhD, explains how shifting perspective away from our roles and being mindful of the soul can open up our capacity for unconditional love. Click here to sign up. To know what it means to cultivate loving awareness, and how it can help people overcome feelings of fear,…

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Can Prayer Play a Part in Modern Medicine?

The theme of healing prayer is very common in the history of spirituality, but what about in the technical, scientific field of modern medicine? There has been incredible debate in the medical community over whether or not prayer can impact healing. While some studies seem to demonstrate that prayer can enhance healing, others show that there is no real benefit to prayer interventions. One of the most controversial areas of prayer research is intercessory prayer – how healing is affected when others pray for an ill or injured individual. There hasn’t been enough research done to definitively answer that question,…

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An Eye-Opening Look at the Power of Prayer

If you’ve ever wondered about the healing power of prayer, you might want to hear what Larry Dossey, MD has to say. He was a skeptic – until he found research he couldn’t ignore. Larry believes that distance healing is possible, whether through prayer, general well-wishes, or other interventions – even when patients don’t know they’re being prayed for. In this brief video, Larry shares his encounters with distance healing, and talks about some of the research he’s found. Whether you’re skeptical or not, I think you’ll want to see this – it’s only 3 minutes long. Click here to…

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