Developmental trauma deeply affects and limits how we connect with ourselves and the world around us. Fortunately, there is now a wide and rich array of integrative interdisciplinary practices available from which to learn, explore and heal. More people are realizing the effects of trauma in their lives and finding their way through the rigors of trauma’s consequences to joyous wellbeing, and spiritual expansion.
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Gabor Mate describes his work as an archaeology of the mind, a gentle dusting off to discover the treasure within.
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Thomas Hübl talks about his understanding that trauma is not just an individual but a collective experience
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
The treatment of trauma is fraught with many pitfalls and “tight corners.” Generally overlooked, however, is an innate relationship between trauma, archetypes and spirituality.
One of the central goals of yoga is seeing the world clearly. But when it comes to knowing ourselves, we often lack self-awareness about our real nature.
When people talk about the evolution and development of all that makes humans “unique,” one thing that often gets overlooked is our feelings.
Every life is a work of fiction. That’s what I tell my memoir students. People come to me wanting to tell their life story, the narrative that sums them up, the myth that captures their essence.
Its great that ACEs are high on the agenda for organizations that support adults, children & young people.
At 3:03 a.m. on August 8, 1983, I was born into isolation—I spent the first two weeks of my life in an incubator,
When it comes to the world around us, what we perceive is not always what is actually there.
From the comfortable seat of our bodies (and built-in brains), it’s easy to think that consciousness…
Just as artists are driven to create, scientists need to prove that something is as it seems. Their mantra is, don’t tell me, show me through repeated tests that arrive at the same results every time.
As far as I know, this is a first: a book about ayahuasca and plant medicine and shamanism...
Although I’ve been an ardent devotee of Ramana Maharshi since 1970, I’ve also worked as a state-licensed psychotherapist in California since 1978.
In a world where scientific theories often sound bizarre and counter to everyday intuition, and where a wide variety of...
In recent years scientists have been exploring the effects that stress and emotions have on our cells — in particular, on our chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA.
If you were to stand outside the universe—outside both space and time—and look at your life, you would see your birth, your death and every moment in between laid out as distinct points.
I know what it’s like to live a life driven by emotion, and believe me, it won’t make you happy.
The most radical understanding of reality points first to radical wholeness, to the prior unity of all opposites and conditional experiences.
It was on the edge of Berlin on July 14, 1930, that science and spirituality came together in one of the most intellectually stimulating conversations in history
This essay is about a shocking contradiction in our common sense about the nature of reality; a contradiction that you are probably totally unaware of. Becoming aware of this contradiction has the potential to change your life.
The purpose of therapy is to help the client acknowledge, experience, and bear reality
One idea in the study of emotion and its impact on psychological health is overdue for retirement: that negative emotions (like sadness or fear) are inherently bad or maladaptive for our psychological well-being, and positive emotions (like happiness...
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
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