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Aug
06

Mindfulness Activity #141

Loving Kindness Series Day 11 Good morning. As we continue our series on loving kindness, you might be noticing that you have preferences about the type of practice (silent, guided, chanting) or if guided, the person’s voice leading the practice. Generally, part of mindfulness practice is to throw one’s self into the task despite any […]

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Aug
05

Mindfulness Activity #140

Loving Kindness Series Day 10 Good Morning. I’m feeling gratitude today as my power was out for 14 hours and came back on overnight and charged up the laptop so I could write to you this morning. As we continue to explore variations on the Loving Kindness, also known as Maitri or Metta Meditation. When […]

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Aug
04

Youth, Trauma, & Sexual Violence – Working with Youth Survivors and Perpetrators of Sexual Violence with Rachael Estes

Listen HereEpisodePresenterLinks and ReferencesCitationThanksEpisodeAbout this Episode: Jessica Tyler speaks with Rachael Estes on working with adjudicated youth who have been convicted of sexual crimes and violence using a trauma-focused, holistic, and psycho-educational lens. PresenterAbout Rachel: Rachael Estes, MEd, MS, ALC is a therapist working with adjudicated youth with the Alabama Department of Youth Services at [...]
By Amanda Beltrani | Thoughtful Counselor
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Aug
04

Mindfulness Activity #139

Loving Kindness Series Day 9 Good Morning! Welcome to Loving Kindness Day 9. This is a very nice Metta Mindfulness Practice guided by Kirsten Johnson. Her instructions are very clear. (12 minutes)… When you are settled and connected to your breath, click the following link: Thinking of Self… May I be Safe May I be […]

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Aug
03

Mindfulness Activity #138

Loving Kindness Series Day 8 Good Morning. Welcome to Day 8 of our Loving -Kindness Series. Please click the following link for a chanted version of the traditional Metta (Loving Kindness) with English translation of each phrase below the Pali phrases (9 minutes). Be Well! Michele

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Aug
03

Damned if you don’t: False guilty pleas among exonerees

False guilty pleas increase stigmatization of exonerees and limit their access to services post-exoneration. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Psychology, Public Policy, […]

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Aug
02

Mindfulness Activity #137

Loving Kindness Series Day 7 Good Morning. Today will be a whole week of loving-kindess. Have you noticed anything about yourself? Are you more patient? More gentle? For today’s loving kindness practice, we will begin with a few deep breaths in and out. Begin by thinking about something that makes you smile, a person you […]

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Aug
01

Mindfulness Activity #136

Loving Kindness Series Day 6 Good morning! As we continue to practice loving kindness meditations together, today’s exercise is adapted from a practice used by the Fresno Veteran’s Administration. Loving kindness practices have been shown to reduce trauma symptoms in individuals who return from combat with PTSD symptoms. The effects of the practice on PTSD […]

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Promise for Remote Assessment of Self-Injury: Reliability and Validity of the SITBI-R in both Interview and Online Format

Interview and Online assessment of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors show equal validity and reliability. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychological Assessment. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Psychological Assessment | 2020, Vol. 32, […]

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Jul
31

Mindfulness Activity #135

Loving Kindness Series Day 5 Good Morning, As we continue to practice loving kindness, please click the following link and follow along with this guided loving kindness meditation led by Jamie Zimmerman… https://www.sonima.com/meditation/loving-kindness-meditation/ Happy Friday! Michele

By Amanda Beltrani | Mindfulness Activity
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Jul
30

Mindfulness Activity #134

Loving Kindness Series Day 4 Good Morning! Emma Seppälä is the science director for the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. They do amazing research that includes mindfulness practices. She has consulted to Google and to many other companies. Please practice along with her as she leads this loving kindness […]

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Jul
29

Mindfulness Activity #133

Loving Kindness Series Day 3 Good Morning. Here is today’s guided loving kindness meditation… Be well! Michele

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