Mindfulness

10 Mindfulness Practices to Manage Negative Thoughts and Emotions

Managing negative thoughts and emotions can be extremely challenging. We believe that these feelings that come up during negative moments are real. We may even take action upon the ruminating thoughts and emotions in...
Spiritual Sleep

Can Your Spiritual Health Affect Your Sleep?

When was the last time that you woke up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day? If you don’t get enough sleep it can affect your mental health and wellbeing. Between 15-18%...
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Meditating On Compassion With Tonglen

Tonglen is a powerful technique for developing compassion and going beyond ego. Tonglen is a well-known method originating from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The name Tonglen means “giving and receiving” - it is a...
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Sensitive/Withdrawn Character Strategy

This article provides and understanding of the Sensitive/Withdrawn Character Strategy of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Schizoid Stage of Development: Tactile (sensory) stage (in the womb and the first few months of life). Function Truncated: Belonging and fitting...

Capturing The Uncaught Mind

This technique to calm the mind comes from the Buddhist tradition and was introduced to me by my teacher Sahajananda, founder of Hridaya Yoga. Capturing the uncaught mind is a good technique to use...
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The Five Elements of Ayurveda and Yoga

Both Ayurveda and Yoga are based on the principle of the five elements. These five elements are referred to as the panchamahabhutas in Ayurveda or the tattvas in Yoga. Pancha means “five” and mahabhuta and...
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The Practice of Attentive Walking

Attentive walking is a simple practice which combines exercise and awareness. Taking the time to walk in this way on a daily basis will help you become more acquainted with your body and senses. Individuals...
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Meditating On The Essence Of Christmas

Year after year I would dread the approach of the holiday season. The stress and chaos that accompanies this time of year always overwhelmed me and I began to see Christmas as a materialistic,...

How To Save Yourself From A Toxic Boss And Gain Peace At Work

Most of us have had at least one bad boss in our working life. A bad or "toxic" boss is someone who you dread speaking with, the leader which makes you feel small or...

Dependant/Endearing and Self-Reliant/Independent Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Dependant/Endearing and Self-Reliant/Independent Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Oral Stage of Development: Oral (breastfeeding) stage (first 2 years of life). Function Truncated: Support and self-support. Trauma Through: unpredictable feeding schedule ...
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