Many people are creatures of habit. But even when these habits are unhealthy, or sometimes downright dangerous, they can be difficult to change. So, Debra Safer, MD (of Stanford University) and Kristin von Ranson, PhD (of University of Calgary) wanted to see if Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) could help people suffering from binge eating disorder. […]
Archives for October 2013
Mindfulness Strategies for Dealing with Distress
During moments of distress, people often default to a mode of reacting, rather than responding. And while that’s hardwired into our biological makeup, what if there was a way to counteract it? What if we could help people regain control of runaway emotions and maintain composure in a crisis? In the short video below, […]
How Mindfulness is Changing People’s Perspectives: A Global Learning Community
Practitioners from all over the world tuned in to hear Jack Kornfield, PhD talk about how mindfulness can empower people to shift their focus from judgment to acceptance. The comment board is buzzing with insightful, perceptive takes on my webinar with Jack, and I just wanted to highlight a few that struck me. These webinars […]
Mindfulness and Self-Worth – Is There a Connection?
Feelings of unworthiness, shame, and self-hatred seem to show up all too often in daily life – we see it in our work, our families, and maybe even experience it ourselves. But there’s at least one person in the world who’s not especially familiar with such feelings. In fact, he didn’t even know the meaning […]
Can Mindfulness Practice Boost Your Conscience?
How strong is your urge to “do the right thing”? Whether we’re talking about the small-but-good deed of returning your shopping cart to its proper place at the grocery store, or something a little more impactful like volunteering at the local soup kitchen, conscience plays a role. So is there a way to give it […]