Buddhist Psychotherapy : Therapeutic Movement and “The Four Ranges” from Buddhist Philosophy

The Union of Buddhist Psychotherapy and Non-Dual Wisdom Practice As a licensed psychologist and meditation teacher in Seattle, deeply engaged in Buddhist Psychotherapy and non-dual wisdom practice, I have been working lately with The Four Ranges. My teacher, Peter Fenner (2009) discusses the Four Ranges in terms of a graduated way of accessing non-dual awareness and beginning to differentiate,...
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The Happiest Man Alive?

Meditation Practice and Changing the Brain This is a beautiful video featuring Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Tradition who is French by birth. He shows us the virtue of meditation practice no matter what your culture of origin. Turning away from harmful emotions and instead devoting our energy to cultivating love, compassion, sympathetic joy and the like during our meditation...
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Drug Free Approach to ADHD

When working with young children, I often find that a number of the adults in their lives are ready to label them with ADHD. I have been historically steadfast in my reticence to do so. The question is why? If this disorder is so prevalent now, and so many children are simply medicated for it, and with striking results in terms of a quick turnaround in externalizing behaviors and...
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Sacrificing Depth for Speed

Cognition Enhancing Drug Use: Sacrificing Depth for Speed As a scholar and clinician interested in the social construction of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder as well as other mental illnesses more generally (you can look at my dissertation on this subject here), I was asked to render a brief opinion regarding the use of prescription stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall by otherwise...
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