The human mind can be a powerful ally or an unkind friend. We’re often so caught up in our insecurities and fears–thinking about the past or worrying about the future–that we miss the very moment we’re in. We check-out of the present moment, seeking comfort from habitual behaviors, yet our uneasiness and discomfort linger as a backdrop in our lives. In this uniquely practical video, Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP offers Eastern and Western practical wisdom for finding joy, greater self-understanding, and freedom from our insecurities by living fully and consciously in the present moment. With anecdotes, exercises, and demonstration, Linehan guides you step-by-step through six fundamental mindfulness skills that prepare the foundation for a “Wise Mind” and living fully awake and free in daily life. Practiced together, these skills are powerful tools for getting unstuck from the habitual patterns that lock us into the past or future. We learn to simply be, rather than being tossed about by life’s experiences.
Adult 55 mins. 2005 DVD-7321