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Stopping for Joshua Bell

March/April 2009
We hunger for moments that are complete in themselves and stand apart from the habit-bound trance in which we live. Nothing is more important in our lives than discovering how to turn our minutes into moments.

Case Studies

Reversing Chronic Pain: Ten steps to reduce suffering

July/August 2009
More and more chronic pain patients are being referred to therapists after their physicians conclude that they show every appearance of being healed.

The Soul of Relationship

Where Self and Other Meet

January/February 2008
Making "contact" with our partner means first recognizing a subtle inner substrate where we encounter everything from boredom to anxiety to sexual interest to outright rage...and more.

Any Day Above Ground

After Recovery, What Then?

January/February 2008
Letting go of our childlike fascination with the promise of the future is one of the hardest challenges of truly being in the moment.

Finding Daylight

Mindful Recovery from Depression

January/February 2008
There's increasing evidence that mindfulness helps depressed people fight relapse.

Hello, Darkness

Discovering Our Values by Confronting Our Fears

September/October 2007
Learning to accept our fears as guideposts to who we really want to be.

Defining Psychotherapy

The Last 25 Years Have Taught Us That It's Neither Art nor Science

March/April 2007
At last count, therapists could choose from among 500 different treatment techniques. But after all these years, there's still no evidence that the overall effectiveness of therapy has improved. Could the problem be that we still don't understand the fundamental nature of psychotherapy?

Facing Our Worst Fears

Finding the Courage to Stay in the Moment

November/December 2006
A therapist helps his anxious clients discover that be not resisting what the present moment offers, they can find a way out of their suffering.

The Precarious Present

Why is it So Hard to Stay in the Moment?

November/December 2006
All of us ruminate, bringing up the cud of old, unresolved problems. But far from being idle mind chatter, most of these mental distractions are actually the brain's attempt to protect us from the prospect of mortal danger.

Appointments With Yourself

Don't Mistake Your Schedule for your Life

November/December 2006
The search for the elusive experience of being "in the moment" isn't as complicated as you think. All it takes is a cup of tea, a walk, a question, a blessing, and a bit of appreciation.
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