Mindfulness can have many benefits for our mental health. What mindfulness does is experientially open the space between the observer and the observed. The observer is our ‘Being’, some call this ‘True Self’, or capital 'S' Self, which for me is problematic as there does not seem to be anything within the nature of ‘Being’ that is distinguishable as a … [Read more...] about Mindfulness and Mental Health
Most people are now familiar with mindfulness as a meditation practice, but how does mindfulness in therapy work? How is it that the mindful presence of another in a therapeutic or just humanly intimate setting can facilitate the emerging and potentially healing and integration of the wounding within us? What is it about the presence of a compassionate … [Read more...] about Mindfulness in Therapy
Mindfulness in English is referring to the Pali word sati used as a central tenet of the Buddha’s teachings some 2500 years ago. Sati does not easily translate into English and mindfulness has become common parlance as an approximation of the subtler connotations of awareness, attention and remembering. As such there are varying interpretations of the … [Read more...] about What Is Mindfulness & How Is It Healing?