Dear Students: I am so honored, humbled and pleased to announce that our review/position paper about mindfulness in medicine and therapy has been recently published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine: Mindfulness in Participatory Medicine:
Context & Relevance. (here is a downloadable copy of the paper if you wish to print or save a copy.)
There are 15 of us local authors; doctors, teachers, therapists, and MBSR participants who worked to find a way to express a mutual understanding of how the practice of mindfulness as learned in the MBSR program was helpful for our patients and/or ourselves.
This paper, along with the basic clinical research paper about our work here to be published in a couple of weeks, makes a significant contribution to how medicine and therapy can be effective as a mutual, cooperative activity; part of a way of life that promotes healing and helps keep us well. Doctors, therapists, psychologists, teachers, alternative practitioners and patients working together and supporting one another in the art and science of healing. Mindfulness as a fundamental principle of this.
My sincere thanks to the authors and to everyone in our larger community as we support one another in these ways. Kindest Regards – Brant
One of our dear students, Pam Jacobs, stopped in to share this book she has been working on with author Erin Zimmer. Erin writes about her sweet story of yoga practice, transformation of heart, mind and body to eventually produce the book to help remind us to be embodied in a kind, compassionate way. Read the summary of Erin’s story that Pam sent over
Pam also works with a group of artists, VIA Artistica, to “create a place that will allow people at all levels of artistic experience to expand their horizons though playing with art and sharing their experiences with others.”
Wonderful that our students are doing such work. What are you doing? Send me a note about your work and how yoga, mindfulness, and our work here has supported you. Thanks – Brant
Marie and I recently wrote an article for the Washington County Review about how the practices we share can be helpful for all of us. If you would like to read it, here is a link to the article: Being Well, Being Mindful Being at Home in this Body. Be well dear friends.
As you may know Marie traveled 4,300 miles this last summer across the country on her bike alone from Florence Oregon to the beach in Virginia. Our FaceBook page has a photo album of the trip. See here. The new local paper, the Hillsboro Tribune, published an article about Marie’s venture by our dear student JoAnn Boatright. Read the article
A few of our students have mentioned this wonderful radio interview on NPR’s On Being program. Jon, one of my teachers and the creator of MBSR, expresses the heart of the practice of mindfulness and captures what I intend in the MBSR Programs and Mindful Yoga classes here. I hope you enjoy his interview. Kind Regards — Brant
Opening to Our Lives; Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Science of Mindfulness on NPR’s On Being program with Krista Tippett