Conscious Partnering

Conscious partnering means putting relationships first. It implies a cultural shift away from “me first” and towards honoring “otherness”.  It requires treating “other” as a respected “thou” rather than an “it”.  It insists on building a culture that supports relationships. The reward:   Conscious partnering has been proven to: Reduce violence, addiction, divorce, & poverty. Conscious partnering considers the couple […]

Zen and Psychotherapy

At their core, both psychotherapy and zen are about “healing hungry hearts” and the alleviation of suffering. There are three common core practices: Mindfulness – Mindfulness was not invented by Jon Cabot-Zinn. The Buddha spoke of sitting quietly, turning your attention inward and embracing each moment over 4,000 years ago. Self Compassion – Many of […]