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Resources for Recovering Resilience: Pain is not Pathology

Creating A Circle of Support

[In the process of preparing for a Neuroscience Summit sponsored by Sounds True [my webinar Sunday, May 15, 2016, details to follow] I came upon the blog postings of Matt Licata, the staff person coordinating the summit for Sounds True. Powerful, poignant, profound, reminding me of the depth of Pema Chodron, Tara Brach, David Whyte, […]

2015’s Resolutions?

The latest psychological research proves that self-discipline isn’t as critical to achieving your resolutions as treating yourself kindly is. Linda Graham joins other psychologists in suggesting that “self-compassion gives us a space to nurture ourselves so we can re-group and shift to a larger, kinder perspective – one that allows us to respond differently to […]

Keep Strong and Carry On

Chatelaine magazine, August 2014 Marilisa Racco’s article features Linda Graham as one of several contributors on the topic: “Some days even the smallest challenge can feel insurmountable. Now psychologists are saying our best defence against stress and burnout is resilience. Here’s how to boost yours.”

Are You Living Your Happiest Life?

“Psychologists (including Linda Graham, MFT) reveal the mental trap that holds you back from taking risks – and the simple strategies for overcoming it. First for Women magazine, July 14, 2014.

The Neuroscience of Resiliency: An Interview with Linda Graham

From the introduction to the interview: From time to time I’ll bring you a leader in the field of Mindfulness who I believe has something to really teach us. Linda Graham, MFT is the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, where she does an excellent job showing us how mindfulness can […]

Relational Intelligence

Relational intelligence is an umbrella term I use for the people skills that allow us to navigate through our world, especially our peopled world, competently, effectively, resiliently. Similar to Daniel Goleman’s notion of emotional intelligence, relational intelligence allows our brains to create bonds with others that sustain us through thick and thin. Research shows that […]

The Neuroscience of Resilience

Resilience in the face of adversity

This cutting edge article explores how to strengthen our capacities for resilience from the bottom up – at the level of neurons firing in new patterns that promote flexibility in the face of change. The article traces the nine functions of the pre-frontal cortex, considered by some neuropsychologists to be an “evolutionary masterpiece,” and offers […]

The Power of Mindful Empathy To Heal Toxic Shame

© Linda Graham, MFT 2010 This article was published as part of the Wise Brain Bulletin, Volume 4.1. Download the complete issue as a PDF I want to explore how Mindful Empathy can help us hold and heal the sense of failure, rejection, and shame that catches us in the suffering of the belief that […]

A Warm Bath for the Brain

© Linda Graham, MFT Understanding oxytocin’s role in therapeutic change This article was originally published on the Psychotherapy Networker website. Download the article as a PDF   Q: The couples I see often are in such a state of emotional arousal that they can’t calm down enough to do the work of therapy. What can […]

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