Given the ever-growing popularity of mindfulness, more people are adopting the mistaken belief that simply spending enough time in lotus pose is the key to solving all their life difficulties and insecurities. In this Webcast Session on mindfulness, Jack Kornfield contends that simply having a meditative practice is not the cure-all that some students of spirituality believe it to be.
We often think of mindfulness as a solitary, self-directed practice that makes clients less reactive to outer (and inner) voices. But as Michael Yapko argues in this Webcast Session, guiding our clients into mindfulness features an inevitable dimension not present in solitary meditation. This social dimension alters both the therapeutic aims and methods of mindfulness.
A new vision of therapy that goes beyond the “talking cure” has arisen out of our growing awareness of the connection of mind, body, and spirit. Discover how to integrate this perspective into your practice and acquire new tools for both clinical use and your own self-care and renewal.