Posts Tagged ‘MBSR’


An Integrative Approach ~ The “Whole” Matters

I recently had the chance to meet an internal medicine doctor from Canada who has an integrated health practice. He and his clinic partner (a naturopath doctor) had participated in the seven-day silent retreat that I attended. Randomly sitting down for lunch (after we broke silence) with Dr. Tim Cook was a final golden nugget of that…[ Read the full article ]

Stress Reactivity versus Stress Response

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. (Victor Frankl) We all have stress.  Although difficult to define, stress is the psychological, physiological and behavioral response by people when they perceive a lack of equilibrium between…[ Read the full article ]

Boost your Brain in 2017 – Be Silent

As I write this, our Mindful Approach to Living course is going on and we are getting ready for the day-long retreat – a Day of Silence.  I love the idea of dedicating a “Day of Silence” on a regular basis. The course is designed to develop a habit of committing to a moment of…[ Read the full article ]

The Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness Practice

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practice is based in seven attitudinal aspects that Jon Kabet-Zinn teaches and has integrated in the development of learning how to implement mindfulness into your daily life. These seven pillars of mindfulness practice are front and center as we work to cultivate them consciously as we practice mindfulness.  As…[ Read the full article ]

A Mindful Approach to Living

In an effort to become certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, I have been attending trainings from the University of Massachusetts since January 2015. Training thus far has included taking an eight-week course of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, a five-day Intensive Mindfulness Tools program and a seven-day silent retreat. Certification is a long process, taking…[ Read the full article ]