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From Psychological Healing To Spiritual Transformation
Course - Audio (On Demand)
$69.99 USD
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Course - Audio (On Demand)   Instructions
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  1. Describe Buddhist psychology's perspective on emotional suffering and healing.
  2. Describe the basic principles of Buddhist mindfulness meditation and classical practices of loving kindness, forgiveness, and compassion.
  3. Describe how to apply Buddhist mindfulness and heart meditations as therapeutic strategies for fear and shame.
  4. List 4 common clinical situations in which meditation would have therapeutic value.
  5. List the components of Radical Acceptance and explain the benefits of cultivating the practice.


Session 1:

  • Understanding Buddhist Psychology and Meditation
  • The cause of emotional suffering from perspective of Buddhist psychology
  • Role of meditation in emotional and spiritual transformation
  • Radical acceptance and mindfulness
  • Awareness of body and breath
  • Meditations: Concentration, mental noting, and developing embodied awareness

Session 2:

  • Developing Compassion and Mindfulness
  • Understanding strategies for resisting difficult emotions
  • Mindfulness and dis-identifying from thoughts and stories
  • Developing self-compassion
  • Meditations: Mental noting, releasing the story, awakening compassion

Session 3:

  • Transforming Shame and Fear
  • Understanding how emotions proliferate through reactivity
  • The two lenses of awareness
  • Strategies for using meditation for post-traumatic stress
  • Psychotropic medication and meditation
  • Meditations: Discovering a safe refuge; developing mindfulness in face of fear and shame

Session 4:

  • Meditation and Relationships
  • Identifying unconscious strategies that create an "unreal other"
  • Five intimacy-enhancing strategies
  • Recognizing vulnerability and inherent goodness
  • Bodhisattva Path Meditations: Forgiveness and compassion

Session 5:

  • The Fruition of Radical Acceptance
  • Trusting ourselves
  • Facing impermanence and loss
  • Becoming "intimate with all things" in daily life
  • Meditations: Establishing aspiration; wise reflection and inquiry; sacred pause and embodied presence


Tara Brach, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, an internationally known teacher of mindfulness meditation, and the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She is author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, and leads accredited workshops for mental health professionals interested in integrating meditation into the practice of psychotherapy. Tara offers meditation retreats at centers in the United States and in Europe. Her podcasted talks and meditations are downloaded about a million times each month. In addition to her public teaching, Tara is active in bringing meditation into DC area schools, prisons and to underserved populations, and in activities that promote racial justice.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tara Brach is the found of Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Tara Brach has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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