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Roadblocks to a Practice: Overwhelm and Spiritual Bypass

SE (Somatic Experiencing) Informed Mindfulness

The MBSR courses, offered at The Somatic Center, are modeled after the original programs developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979.   475 more words

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ONCOLOGY MASSAGE—Caring Touch for People Living With Cancer

Oncologists are recommending massage more than ever as a complementary therapy to lessen the side effects of cancer treatment and provide gentle, nurturing touch in a time of great stress.  263 more words

Mind Body

MBSR C1: The Raisin

First class, A ‘The Raisin‘.

Everyone who’s seen Bill Moyer’s 1993 documentary, “Healing and the Mind” knows what I’m talking about.    Jon Kabat Zinn walks around the circle of participants and spoons a raisin into each awaiting hand.   225 more words

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Yoga: Cancer, Survival, and Wellness

“Health is a state of well being at physical, mental, social and spiritual levels and not mere absence of illness and infirmity.” 564 more words


Acupuncture Showing Promising Results for PTSD in Clinical Trials in the Military.

This is a great article regarding current research for naturally treating PTSD.

‘This systematic review points to studies that have shown acupuncture, combined with moxibustion, a traditional Chinese herbs treatment, to be superior to antidepressant drugs (SSRI),  and just as effective as a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention.” 387 more words

Autumn Courses


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – 8 week course. Wednesday night from 6.30 to 9 pm

Introductory meeting on the 24th of September at 6.30 pm – all welcome… 106 more words


What's the Quick Fix for the Quick Fix?

Well, I just ran across some news items which remind me of our quick-fix nation. One is a Washington Post article about a project associated with President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN Initiative) involving the development of computer chips to help treat neuropsychiatric syndromes such as post-traumatic stress disorder. 1,186 more words

Psychosomatic Medicine