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Episode 102 :: Carol Horton :: Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System

Carol Horton Carol Horton joins us to speak about Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System. Offering programming of all kinds within the criminal justice system runs into difficulties, and those challenges are even larger when there’s an accompanying misunderstanding about them. Yoga, for example, does not necessarily conflict with an appropriate separation…

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Episode 099 :: Jennifer Howd :: Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived A Silent Meditation Retreat

Jennifer Howd Jennifer Howd joins us to speak about her book Sit, Walk, Don’t Talk: How I Survived A Silent Meditation Retreat. Going on retreat can be one of the most transformative, fun, interesting, and difficult things a meditator may do in their lifetime of contemplative practice. You encounter pain, continuous thoughts, overwhelming emotions, sometimes…

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Episode 098 :: Nicholas T. Van Dam :: Mind the Hype: A Critical Evaluation and Prescriptive Agenda for Research on Mindfulness and Meditation

Nicholas T. Van Dam Dr. Nicholas Van Dam joins us to speak about the recent paper “Mind the Hype: A Critical Evaluation and Prescriptive Agenda for Research on Mindfulness and Meditation”. Several years ago, thanks to the kindness of a friend, I was fortunate enough to be included in a gathering sponsored by the Mind…

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Episode 097 :: Inger Burnett-Zeigler :: Mindfulness with Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Women in Chicago

Inger Burnett-Zeigler Inger Burnett-Zeigler joins us to speak about her teaching of mindfulness to socioeconomically disadvantaged women suffering from clinical depression in Chicago. You may have noticed that there is a particular challenge faced by teachers of mindfulness programs, and those they teach. The problem is this: much as we may want to offer our…

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Episode 095 :: Lisa Dale Miller :: Somatic Trauma Intervention

Lisa Dale Miller Lisa Dale Miller joins us to speak about somatic trauma intervention. While mindfulness in a typical program is not necessarily therapy, there are often overlapping ideas and disciplines which may be found in both. The skills one develops in a mindfulness program, for example, build a capacity to notice, to sense both…

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Episode 094 :: Amanda Johnson :: Letting Go of Perfectionism

Amanda Johnson Amanda Johnson joins us to speak about how aspirations of being perfect may not being serving us, in her new book Becoming Enough: A Heroine’s Journey to the Already Perfect Self. Do you ever wrestle with the thought or feeling that you just aren’t measuring up? That there’s a Should Be, and you’re…

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