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Introducing a New Master Class: IFS Step by Step with Richard Schwartz

Giving Clients the Tools to be Their Own Agents for Change

March/April 2010
Working with clients who have complex issues like trauma, chronic anxiety, or personality disorders is especially difficult. But Internal Family Systems (IFS) can dramatically increase your positive outcomes with less effort that actually helps clients heal themselves. In our latest Master Class featuring Richard Schwartz, the originator of IFS, you'll learn this groundbreaking method for yourself.

Facing Our Dark Side

Some Forms of Self-Compassion Are Harder than Others

September/October 2015
Achieving a genuine state of self-compassion is a more challenging undertaking than many realize. Far from a little feel-better incantation you offer yourself when stressed, it’s a journey into multiple parts of yourself that may include the good, the bad, the ugly, the confused, the frightened, and the abandoned.
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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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The Colors of Tomorrow

Highlights From Symposium 2015

May/June 2015
After a brutal winter that would’ve given Ernest Shackleton pause, more than 3,700 therapists welcomed the opportunity to escape cabin fever, get out of the house, and greet spring at the 38th annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. What follows are some of the highlights from this year’s exploration of the clinical innovations, scientific advances, and technological developments shaping the future of our field.
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In Consultation

Seven Myths about Meditation: A one-size approach doesn’t fit all

March/April 2015
Seven myths about meditation for clinicians to ponder.

Point of View

The Power of Commitment: Mindfulness Is Only the Beginning

March/April 2015
Despite its popularity among therapists, mindfulness is only a beginning in the process of change.

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 Mindfulness Explosion

The Perils of Mainstream Acceptance

January/February 2015
By replacing the exotic aura of spirituality with the language of science and a down-to-earth self-help approach, mindfulness has brought practices once considered New Age hokum into mainstream acceptance. But as it increasingly becomes a product to be sold in the marketplace, does it risk losing something vital to its transformative power?

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.

The Fiction of the Self

The Paradox of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

January/February 2015
If we engage in meditation long enough, we discover that our sense of being a separate, coherent, enduring self is actually a delusion maintained by our constant inner chatter. Seeing ourselves in this light can pull the rug out from under us in alarming—though potentially liberating—ways.
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