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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.”

Mindful Discipline: Conscious and Compassionate Parenting

Mindful Discipline is a beautifully written guide for parents to help their children develop their own inner compass so they can find their place in and skillfully navigate their world.  [See Resources below] Based on relationship-centered practices of moment to moment awareness, acceptance, and guidance, Mindful Discipline helps all of us, really, become empowered, emotionally intelligent, and resilient. […]

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 […]

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