Being overwhelmed can be a normal reaction to an overload of daily stresses, obligations or especially difficult circumstances, such as being a doctor during a pandemic. However, underlying, psychological causes can make challenging situations appear far more paralyzing than they really are.If you'd like to support my work, please use the paypal button or venmo: dharmapunxnyc
Talk and guided meditation covering both modern and ancient perspectives into the ‘ironic process’ that makes certain thoughts so sticky and repetitive, and how to stem the flow of such obsessive ideations. Please consider supporting the teacher, whose teachings are entirely sustained by donations. Thanks!
In secure attachment and love, a relationship is flexible, balancing times of deep intimacy and attunement, with times where partners can be separate without preoccupied anxiety over the moods and impulses of their partner; each partner has a healthy sense of self and supportive friends outside of their core relationship; in co-dependency, the bond is often rooted in feelings insecurity, a damaged sense of self, inflexibility and separation anxiety. This episode dives into the distinctions, then leads to a meditation that explores some of the talk's tehems.
Talk on how physiological states associated with early relational events influence our choices and behaviors in adult attachments and friendships, as well as ways to change our attachment patterns. Guided visualization follows exploring the theme.Please consider supporting the teacher by making a donation.
Object constancy is not just the ability to believe that core relationships are stable despite conflicts, but also the ability to internalize the soothing attributes of a secure attachment figure. In this talk will discuss how the mind can create agents as compensations during times of isolation and loneliness; we'll employ the early Buddhist practice of devanusati, or conjuring the felt sense of protective entities.Please consider contributing to support the teacher, whose work is offered freely and entirely sustained by the donations.
33 minute talk exploring some physiological and psychological perspectives, along with classic contemplative and mindfulness tools to alleviate chronic stress. All teachings offered freely, the teacher is supported by your donations. Thanks!
Talk and guided meditation on the theme.In the 2,500 year old tradition of dana, these teachings are offered without charge and are entirely supported by the generosity of the those who find them to be of value. Thank you for your support.
Talk and guided meditation about Transpersonal Psychology integrated the spiritual and transcendent aspects of buddhist practice within the framework of therapy.Please support the teacher's work by donating—thanks for your kindness! j
Although our sense of is that we inhabit a singular, unified self that changes little across time, in fact all humans experience a wide multiplicity of self-states, ie traits, capabilities, perceptions and behaviors that differ from one situation to the next. This talk explores the origins of self-states and how to gain a greater sense of self-acceptance through connecting with these states in meditation practice.Please consider supporting the teachings by making a donation.Thanks! J
An overview of attachment patterns in adults, followed by a review of ways to address damaging relational issues.Please consider donating to support the teacher, as my work is entirely sustained by donations.
The mindfulness of mortality, Maraṇasati in Pali, is a 2,500 year old Buddhist meditation that provides a manner in which we can usefully and serenly contemplate the inevitabilities of old age, sickness, death and loss; the practice employs these reflections to discern our most authentic purpose in life, condusive to establishing one's highest sense of self-worth.
Dharma talk on a variety tools to emotionally regulate angry, depressed, triggered, shut down individuals. Meditation follows that explores some of the talk's themes.Please consider supporting the teachings by making a donation. Thanks! J
Dharma talk on the underlying psychological structures resulting in chronic work related anxiety and guided meditation on the theme.Please consider supporting the teachings by making a donation. Thanks! J
Talk, meditation and guided reflection on the theme.In the 2,500 year old Buddhist Tradition all teachings offered free of charge, supported entirely by donation only. Please consider supporting the teacher—thanks! J
A talk giving an overview of some fascinating new insights regarding the theory of emotions and affect regulation, focusing on the work of Lisa Feldman Barrett. The talk explores how these ideas fit into the core teachings of the Buddha, followed by a meditation exploring new techniques in regulating emotions.
Talk and guided meditation; the talk presents an overview of early buddhist and contemporary clinical insights into the psychology processes underlying the sudden switch from a safe and confident state into a hypervigilant, survival mode; the meditation explores self-soothing during triggered states, and de-activating triggering individuals.
A talk summarizing the Buddha's insights into one of the most pernicious catalysts of suffering, why self-improvement regimes invariably leave us disappointed and often with even more damaged states of inner esteem, and the psychologically sound practices to process emotional wounds.
Talk on the concept of core shame, what causes it, how it leads to self-doubt, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, vulnerability and avoidant coping patterns, and a guided meditation demonstrating how to alleviate core shame in practice.
36 minute talk, 27 minute guided meditation on the theme.This talk expands on ideas found in the clinical books of'Addiction as an Attachment Disorder' by Philip Flores,'Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self' by Allan Schore
Along with these other studies:Caspers, K. M., Troutman, B., & Spinks, R. (2006). Attachment as an organizer of behavior: implications for substance abuse problems and willingness to seek treatment. Padykula, N.L. & Conklin, P. (2010). The self-regulation model of attachment trauma and addiction. Clinical Social Work JournalReis, S., Curtis, J. & Reid, A. (2012). Attachment styles and alcohol problems in emerging adulthoodSchindler, A., TSack, P. M., Kustner, U. & Eckert, J. (2005). Attachment and substance use disorders.Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction’ (2008) Gabor MateSubstance Abuse and Insecure Attachment Styles: A Relational Study Yasmin Borhani University of California, IrvineResearch by Thorberg and Lyvers (2006)