From Fear to Flow ™

The new book From Fear to Flow ™: Set yourself free from painful patterns to create enduring happiness, reduce stress & change your life for good is under way. I am writing a new book proposal for a literary agency who will sell the book to a publisher. I’m finding the process of writing the proposal a wonderful exercise in getting clear about how to refine the system I’ve been...
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New Video about Integrative Psychotherapy

Are you curious about what I mean by integrative psychotherapy? from Sean Patrick Hatt on Vimeo.
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The 8-fold Path to Happiness—Mapping Modern Positive Psychology to 2500 Years of Buddhist Teaching

The Buddha mapped out the Noble 8-Fold Path to Enlightenment over 2,500 years ago, and included it in his most fundamental teaching: The Four Noble Truths. The Four Noble Truths are, briefly: 1) Human Life is inherently fraught with “dukkha,” a Pali term that is loosely translated in the West to mean suffering (though it more closely resembles “unsatisfactory-ness” than suffering); 2) The cause...
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All Stressed Out? Lean In and Breathe.

It’s not a big surprise to anyone that meditation leads to increased feelings of peace and tranquility. Thanks to scientists at UC Davis, we now have a better biochemical understanding of how this happens in our bodies. A newly published study by the Shamatha Project at the UC Davis Center for the Mind and Brain shows an inverse correlation between mindfulness meditation and that nasty “stress...
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New Fremont Office Space.

I just completed building out a new transpersonal psychology office space in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Here are some Before photos of the transformation, followed by a video of the final product. The camera in my iPad doesn’t really do the space justice, but you can get a hint of what it feels like here. The statue is Kannon (Meiji period Japan ca. 1890-1910), Buddha of...
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Enjoy Every Sandwich

This is the title of a new book by the late Lee Lipsenthal, M.D. It’s a meditation on how he learned to fully live in every moment through his journey through cancer diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately his own death. What can we learn from death that will help us to live joyfully in every moment? Perhaps it is best summarized in a single word: Gratitude. How can that be? How could a man...
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