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The Art & Science of Living with Presence & Connection: A Special Training Retreat with Jack Kornfield, PhD and Dan Siegel, MD

Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel will host a special retreat this January.

For the first time ever, Jack Kornfield and I will host a retreat for a small group in Santa Monica, California over the weekend of January 22-24, 2016. It will be a transformative, fun weekend, limited to 30 persons.

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Soul & Synapse

Imagine immersing yourself in a systematic exploration of the nature of mind that gives you a new way to experience life. And then consider that you can “integrate consciousness” at the same time as you are diving deeply into a new way to knowing your mental world. But how do you integrate consciousness? What could be differentiated in our experience of being aware? And how can we then link those elements of consciousness to one another? Continue reading

You Said WHAT About Time-Outs?!

We recently wrote an article for TIME Magazine online where we discussed time-outs as a discipline strategy. We’ve received a great deal of positive feedback on the piece, and some criticism as well. We’re excited that people are thinking and talking about the important ways that parents interact with and influence their children in discipline moments, but we’d also like to clear up any confusion about our position on time-outs. Continue reading

No Drama Discipline

After Tina Payne Bryson and I wrote The Whole-Brain Child a few years ago, we were struck at how the term “discipline” was often used in our workshops by parents as a synonym for “punishment.” And so we felt it was important in our next book to help clarify that the term discipline really means “to teach,” and that the recipient of our discipline is a student, not a prisoner. Continue reading

Mindfulness As Integration

Mindful awareness can be considered as a way of being, more than something that involves our “doing” something. Engage a certain “state of mind” that has the range of qualities we have heard repeatedly even though there is no fixed and final definition of mindfulness: How we pay attention (different from awareness), on purpose (but it doesn’t have to be done with active effort, it can in fact be an intention that happens Continue reading