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The Science of Togetherness

Making Couples Therapy More Effective

September/October 2017
Despite all the intellectual excitement it generated, the hard truth is that, so far, the systems revolution hasn’t led to very effective ways of doing therapy. Fortunately, a second revolution is quietly taking shape—a new wave of systems theory and therapy—that marries the wisdom of clinical intuition with the rigors of scientific inquiry.

Left to Our Own Devices

Sorting Through The Bewildering World Of Therapeutic Apps

November/December 2016
Mobile apps offer tools for everything from depression, social anxiety, and binge eating to phobias, OCD, postpartum problems, and substance abuse recovery. In some cases, they’re even being marketed as actual providers of therapy, or at least therapy-like help. Since solace-by-app is here to stay, what do therapists need to know?
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Inside the Heart of Healing

When Moment-to-Moment Awareness Isn't Enough

September/October 2015
As the mindfulness movement sweeps through our field, many therapists are discovering that traditional contemplative practices grounded in detached self-observation have limits. When we’re overwhelmed with intense and disturbing emotions, just observing moment-to-moment experience is often not enough.
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Clinician's Digest

Therapists without Borders

July/August 2015
It’s the rare therapist who’s willing to leave the comforts of ordinary practice to face the hardships of working in the world’s most troubled places.
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Editor's Note

Nurturing the seed of the specifically human capacity.

January/February 2015
Over several thousand years, different cultures have discovered how to nurture the seed of a specifically human capacity—a saving grace, as it were—for mentally stepping outside the rat cage of our own attachments and learning how to escape the whirring agitation of our minds. Over the past couple of decades, these meditative disciplines have become something of a national indoor sport, at least among a large segment of the American middle class seeking to quiet the mind and even develop a quality of genuine wisdom in our overstimulating and stressful world
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The Reluctant Guru

Staying in the Moment with Jon Kabat-Zinn

January/February 2015

A Conversation with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Since he first developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn has not only become a key figure in shaping our ideas about physical and mental health, but a cultural icon. Here he talks about handling his public role and being placed on a pedestal.

Relational Meditation

Moving from Conflict to Attunement

September/October 2011

While meditation is usually considered solitary, two therapists discover that the couples intervention they’ve been using for over 20 years is actually a form of reciprocal relational practice.

Suggesting Mindfulness

Awakening the Hypnotist Within

September/October 2011

As a clinical intervention, mindfulness is best understood by stripping away its aura of mystical spirituality and understanding the crucial role suggestion plays in the change process.

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Seeking the Silence

Wilderness Solitude Opens New Doorways into the Self

July/August 2010
At an age when many are sticking even closer to their couches and remote controls, a restless soul decides to seize his last chance to explore the wilderness alone.

Clinician's Digest

Replicating Milgram

March/April 2008
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