Striving for Honesty in the Therapy Room
Anticipating endings may encourage us to grasp the present with greater vitality.
The Rise of Distance Therapy
What clinical, ethical, and legal issues should we be considering as distance therapy becomes a more common form of practice?
Seven Myths about Meditation: A one-size approach doesn’t fit all
Seven myths about meditation for clinicians to ponder.
Knowing When to Push: Balancing Safety and Challenge
When a client has been sexually abused, it can be difficult to find the balance between creating safety and challenging old patterns.
The Power of Commitment: Mindfulness Is Only the Beginning
Despite its popularity among therapists, mindfulness is only a beginning in the process of change.
Lost in the Maze: Finding the exit from OCD
Review: The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought
Finding an exit from the bewildering maze of a disorder that confounds many clinicians.
Don’t Play It Again, Sam: Chance Encounters Can Change Our Lives
Sometimes chance encounters can change a life.
Nurturing the seed of the specifically human capacity.
Over several thousand years, different cultures have discovered how to nurture the seed of a specifically human capacity—a saving grace, as it were—for mentally stepping outside the rat cage of our own attachments and learning how to escape the whirring agitation of our minds. Over the past couple of decades, these meditative disciplines have become something of a national indoor sport, at least among a large segment of the American middle class seeking to quiet the mind and even develop a quality of genuine wisdom in our overstimulating and stressful world
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The Perils of Mainstream Acceptance
By replacing the exotic aura of spirituality with the language of science and a down-to-earth self-help approach, mindfulness has brought practices once considered New Age hokum into mainstream acceptance. But as it increasingly becomes a product to be sold in the marketplace, does it risk losing something vital to its transformative power?
Staying in the Moment with Jon Kabat-Zinn
A Conversation with Jon Kabat-ZinnSince he first developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn has not only become a key figure in shaping our ideas about physical and mental health, but a cultural icon. Here he talks about handling his public role and being placed on a pedestal.
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