Monday, September 28, 2015

Genuine Acceptance

Good morning,

Today we are sharing a great archive from Tara Brach:

"Our capacity to accept this life is key to our freedom, yet there are many misconceptions about acceptance: People wonder, if acceptance makes us a doormat in relationships? Isn't acceptance akin to resignation? Doesn't it make us passive when what is needed is action? This talk explores some of the misunderstandings about acceptance and offers teachings on the nature of genuine and liberating acceptance."
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid (video)

We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Releasing Limiting Beliefs (2015-09-09)

As always, Tara Brach is as compassionate as she is insightful... Listen, and lean in to this...

Releasing Limiting Beliefs (2015-09-09) - If we investigate patterns of emotional suffering or “stuckness,” we’ll discover that under our pain is a fear based belief. Until these beliefs are brought into the light of compassionate awareness, they control and confine our lives. This talk reviews key steps of inquiry and mindfulness that help us realize the freedom that comes with awakening from the grip of beliefs.

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Calling all Social Workers Seeking Ethics CEUs! Sign-up today for out ETHICS OF TOUCH WORKSHOP, Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 10 am to 1:30 pm.
Participants will explore the development of a paradigm for assessing ethics and boundaries when hands-on techniques and other forms of physical touch are used in clinical interventions, as appropriate for a variety of mental health disorders.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

5 Yoga Poses to Heal Emotional Pain and Calm the Mind

5 Yoga Poses to Heal Emotional Pain and Calm the Mind

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years to strengthen and unite the mind, body and soul. When the mind and soul become out of balance, the body is also affected. In turn, physical wellness can affect and strengthen a person’s mental wellness. The two are so interconnected that many doctors and therapists suggest exercise as a partial regimen for people suffering from anxiety and depression.  However, those who are feeling depressed often find it difficult to begin an exercise routine as an unbalanced body and mind can feel listless and lack energy.

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