The central mystery of human life is consciousness.
The function of the nervous system is to process information, and the brain is constantly changing – both functionally and structurally – due to the information coursing through it.
PTSD is a body/mind illness diagnosed in military and civilian populations worldwide.
The language of image is one we speak every night as we dream. It just takes a little prompting for us to be able to develop our latent facility with this language. Simple questions, such as “What does this image remind you of?” open the messages from images in powerful ways.
Attaining your highest-possible level of brain health requires an approach that includes psychospiritual development, which in turn, will open up new levels of awareness and vitality.
Richard Katz has written 7 books on Indigenous approaches to health and healing. His latest, Indigenous Healing Psychology: Honoring the Wisdom of the First Peoples is a culmination of his work.
Françoise Bourzat has been bridging the divide between western psychology and indigenous wisdom in collaboration with healers in Huaulta de Jiminez, Mexico for the past 30 years.
Buddhist theory doesn’t deny your existence but it helps rid yourself of the myths that you live by
Creative healing methods, including ritual therapy, offer us ways to address all kinds of grief: subtle to catastrophic, known and unknown, recent and historical.
Each time someone takes a deep breath, they are using their physiology to overcome the residual effects of trauma and stress.
Grief refers to the emotions we experience around a loss.
The nearly half century dialogue between Buddhism and Western psychology has created a potential forum for a mutually enriching exchange.
Since meditation research has increasingly focused on methods like mindfulness, we have come to see contemplative practice in general as taking a top-down approach to lowering stress and building resilience.
The Hawaiians called the Europeans who landed on their shores in the late 1700s “haole.” This means breathless, or without breath.
Prentis Hemphill is a movement facilitator, Somatics teacher, and practitioner, and working at the convergence of healing, collective transformation, and political organizing.
Phil is the award-winning author of “American Veda.”