If we are going to have the most robust and satisfying relationships with others, we need to do two things.
- We have to be deeply connected to ourselves, and
- We need to repair our relationships with others when they are damaged.
The first five disciplines-- theMindfulness Disciplines-- help us to know ourselves better and to be centered in our own experience.
The second five --the Practical Disciplines--help us to first of all see what is happening that damages our relationships and then to know what to do to repair them.
This course teaches the ten disciplines by
- introducing them one week,
- giving you actions to take during the week, and then
- following up with how you did when we meet a week later.
Meeting by Zoom in a small group where we agree to confidentiality to create the safest possible environment, we struggle together to make these new practices into old habits.
In my 40 years as a psychotherapist I have offered my clients the most practical help I could find. Insight is not enough to solve the problems of daily living. We have to actually change our own behaviors. These changes are sometimes powerful and often simple, but rarely easy.
Taking lessons from the individuals, couples and families with which I have worked, I have produced guided modules that will help anyone who is looking to improve his or her significant relationships. This site makes those lessons available to many more people than I could serve in my office.
Much of my work as a pastoral psychotherapist has been with individuals and couples in highly conflicted and even abusive relationships. Learning how to help them has given me an understanding of how to describe complex and confusing concepts in a manner that can be easily understood.
If you have questions about the material, just make a comment on the page where you have the concern and I will respond as quickly as I can. Or email me at [email protected]