Archives for October, 2009

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5 Keys to Emotional Freedom: An Interview with Tara Brach

I am very happy to bring you and interview with Tara Brach again. If you missed the last interview on Radical Acceptance you can view it here.  Tara Brach is a clinical Psychologist who has been integrating mindfulness and psychotherapy for many years. She is author of the popular book Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, the CD Radical Self-acceptance
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3 Steps to Breaking Free from Procrastination

Tom was taking a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course with me and really had wonderful intentions to do the practices that were assigned week to week. However, at the time he was to sit down to do the practice, he noticed these thoughts in his mind telling him that doing this practice is a "waste of time" and he could be doing better things like watching television, eating, or flipping through a magazine.

And so it

When it comes to procrastination or inertia to...
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Anxiety

The Mindful Path through Shyness: An Interview with Steve Flowers

I'm very happy to be interviewing Steve Flowers, MFT, author of the excellent new book Mindful Path Through Shyness: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You from Social Anxiety, Fear, and Avoidance. Steve is also a psychotherapist, co-director of the Mindful Living Programs, leading mindfulness retreats for health professionals, and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) clinic at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, California and online at

Today we're talking about a...
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Can Mindfulness Help You Break Through Sexual Challenges?

Mindfulness is all about learning how to be intimate with yourself once again: In other words, turning toward your thoughts, feelings, and emotions or others with a kind or loving awareness.

Derek Walcott's poem of Love after Love is recited in most Mindfulness-Based Therapy programs because it is so accurate. Walcott says, "You will love again the stranger who was yourself."

So if mindfulness is about becoming intimate with our selves and with life, then it seems like it would be a natural fit to...
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Forgiveness

Refusing to Forgive in Relationships: An Interview with Dr. Fred Luskin

Today I bring to you one of the foremost experts on a critical topic for individuals and relationships, Forgiveness.  Dr. Fred Luskin is the Director of the Stanford Research Project on Forgiveness and author of the popular books Forgive for GoodStress Free for Good, and his most recent Forgive for Love. He currently serves as a Senior Consultant in Health Promotion at...
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