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Taking Responsibility for your Inner State

Taking responsibility for and tending to our inner state is the source of our freedom. This AAIT guiding principle illuminates freedom from old ways of being, thinking, and feeling, bringing about freedom to manifest desires with greater ease of being. It involves inviting clients into increased awareness of self-responsibility in

EMBODIMENT – A DYNAMIC COLLABORATION

Embodiment takes place within an awareness of with whom we are collaborating; the true self AND the conditioned self. The conditioned self gets reactive about some desire or problem. In practice, we use that reaction to reveal more and more of the true self. As we play the game of

Shining Human Qualities

One aspect of embodiment practice is the practice of embodying the attributes and qualities that light us up...that give us the juice to do LIFE. Paying attention to qualities and traits we see in others can point us to where we can unearth those same qualities lying dormant within ourselves.

What is a REAL apology?

Here we go again. Public apologies for some egregious behavior. Inevitably it falls short, often woefully short. Apparently, we all still have a ways to go on landing a genuine apology. Everyone has done things that deserved an apology. If you are not among this group, keep on scrolling. If

Missing the Insidious Influence of Distorted Thinking

One of the biggest mistakes we make as therapists is missing the insidious influence of distorted thinking in the stories we hear. If we DO catch it, we can still get caught in the snare of the content of the story somehow. Understanding and helping clients develop the capacity to

Immerse Yourself in the Ocean of the Heart

I enjoy contemplating and studying teachings from many traditions. This little gem has captured my attention for years. As I reflect on this sutra, what is most compelling to me is the phrase “ocean of the heart.”

Decisions. Decisions.

Way back in 1988 I made a decision to join a training group I had been invited to by Dick Olney to join his training group for therapists,. This was a big deal decision for me. I knew I wanted to study with Dick. I had one workshop with him, he was a master therapist. What I hadn’t quite counted on is what it would mean — leaving my young family to fly from Salt Lake to San Francisco once a month PLUS the $200 group fee, a FORTUNE to me.