Episode 081 :: Mark Coleman :: Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic

Mark Coleman

Mindfulness teacher Mark Coleman joins us to speak about his book Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic.

How many times has that voice inside, that inner critic, spoken louder to you than the people sitting next to you? What does the critic say, and are you curious enough to question whether or not that voice… may not always be accurate in its condemnations? My inner critic is pretty loud, shouting at me even when in my head and heart I know it’s misleading. But it’s there nonetheless, and it’s compelling. Bringing mindfulness to that inner dialogue can help illuminate it with your own wisdom, and keep the shadows as insubstantial shadows.

Mark Coleman is the author of Make Peace with Your Mind and Awake in the Wild. He is the founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has an MA in Clinical Psychology. Mark has guided students on five continents as a corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide. He lives in Northern California. Special thanks to Kim Corbin for arranging today’s interview.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

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About Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner has been a meditator since the early 90’s, is a UMass Center for Mindfulness Qualified MBSR Teacher, and is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader as well as several other podcasts, and has presented about mindfulness to various groups including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Humanist Hub, and Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor program. Ted has been published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, Mindful, and The International Journal of Whole Person Care.

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