The following trainings and services offer mindful and compassionate awareness from a modern scientific and psychological perspective to heal our minds and bodies, and promote a greater experience of well being. In these systems below, the religious views of Buddhism have been removed to offer a universal human capacity to heal and awaken. These practices have been studied and verified in terms of their psychological and medical benefits.
Somatic Experiencing® is a body-awareness approach to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) being taught throughout the world. Though trauma may be caused by one powerful event or many smaller repeated events, PTSD shows up within an individual or group as an exaggerated form of psychological or physiological reactivity or depression/dissociation. This is known as the fight, flight or freeze response.
Fostering mindful awareness across our lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. Mindful awareness is a practice that comes to us from a variety of contemplative traditions throughout history. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one's inner experience. There are many ways to bring mindfulness into one's life, such as meditation, yoga, art, or time in nature. Mindfulness can be trained systematically, and can be implemented in daily life, by people of any age, profession or background.
CCT is an eight week program that guides people through a sequence of targeted cognitive and emotion-based skill-building exercises. From settling the mind and becoming more aware of one’s own mental landscape to developing a greater capacity for self-compassion as well as towards others, CCT enables people to connect more deeply with themselves and close others, and helps expand the circle of concern towards a full flowering of compassion.
MBSR is an 8-week intensive training in mindfulness meditation, based on ancient healing practices, which meets on a weekly basis. Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health. The mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders, and meditation has been shown to positively effect a range of autonomic physiological processes, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing overall arousal and emotional reactivity.