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A Framework for Cultivating Integration

…-of-consciousness practice, but it also meets all the criteria for being a mindfulness practice: It cultivates curiosity, observation, acceptance, and a loving stance toward the self and others. Bilateral Integration As we’ve seen, the left and right hemispheres are quite distinct from one another. The two hemispheres have “intrinsic factors” from life in utero that differentiate the two sides. As we have explored in Chapter 6, impediments to diff…

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Identifying Your Child’s Attachment Style

…at when parents have a kind of presence in their own skin, you can call it mindfulness, you can call it being coherent. You can say they have what’s called “mind sight” — they can see their own minds and they can see the minds of others; when parents have this feature of not just reacting to behaviors, but seeing the mind beneath the behavior, the behavior that’s coming from themselves or from others – when the mind is seen that way, when mind sig…

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The Importance of Self-Worth

…should also take in to account the unique qualities that make you you. As mindfulness expert, Dr. Donna Rockwell points out, we are all unique and that, in and of itself, gives each of us inherent value. According to Dr. Firestone, “We shouldn’t be rating ourselves, we should just be ourselves.” How to Build Self-Worth The first step in building self-worth is to stop comparing yourself to others and evaluating your every move; in other words, you…

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Free Yourself from Your Inner Critic – A Weekend Retreat in Ojai, CA

…ntering negative thinking and live free from their imagined limitations. * Mindfulness exercises will be offered throughout. Cost: $350 per person Order now to get the early bird rate of $350 through October 31st only. * 10 CE Credits available for a fee Details: Some Meals included Accommodations not included Accommodations: Click here for a list of nearby hotels www.airbnb.com Ojai Valley Escapes Ojai Visitors Bureau REGISTER HERE * Space is lim…

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VIDEO: Dr. Peter Levine on Helping Children who Experience Trauma

…some moments. But then if we learn to attend to it, it’s a kind of a body-mindfulness,a body-ness, that it will move through, and then the parents are able to be there in the present. And then they come up to the child –depending on the age — if it’s a young child, to take the child into their arms to hold it. If it’s a little bit older child, to sit by its side, to put their hand, very often, on their upper back to give them support and just to…

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VIDEO: Meditation You Can Do All Day

…you open your eyes, you’re more present. It works. And it’s so simple. Five breaths, actually six, if you count zero. So, and what that does is that really stops the discursiveness because you can’t be thinking a million thoughts while you’re counting. So those are two really simple mindfulness practices that people can do all through the day that have nothing to do with the formal sitting practice. Not to take any value away from that because tha…

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Be Your Own Couples Therapist

…react automatically in the moment. At a recent presentation I attended on mindfulness, someone described that like a train, negative thoughts will come rushing by, but we can choose whether or not we get on. Take some time to step away and focus on something besides the conflict for a while. Since it takes two to tango, stopping yourself from being reactive in the moment prevents the argument from escalating into seriously destructive territory….

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How Trauma Is Impacting Our Culture and What We Can Do to Help

…by many beneficial techniques that range from practicing yoga to learning mindfulness. In today’s social and political climate, educating ourselves on the symptoms and treatment of trauma is invaluable. It can mean identifying one more person who is in trouble and directing that person to help. Fortunately, treatment is both available and effective. It can lead to increased resilience, emotional growth, and can even save a life. Need help? In the…

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Social Anxiety vs. Shyness: The Difference Between Social Anxiety and Shyness

…ontrol the anxiety. Patients learn effective skills through relaxation and mindfulness training, role-playing, and social skills training. Systematic exposures increase sufferers’ ability to face their fears, while cognitive restructuring teaches them to identify negative thinking patterns that contribute to anxiety. Conclusion Although SAD is the third most common mental health disorder affecting as many as 10 million Americans, there is effectiv…

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Psychoeducating Parents to Defeat their Child’s OCD Monster! By Jenny C. Yip, Psy.D.

…at, harm, and danger. Accurately identifying the symptoms of OCD, requires mindfulness. Mindful awareness training is part of CBT, and a necessary component to treatment success. Not participating in OCD behaviors: Once the family understands how they function within the patient’s OCD cycle, family members must agree not to partake in any part of the patient’s ritualistic behaviors. For instance, many pathological doubters seek reassurances from t…

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