The Compassionate Brain (FREE online course!)

Thought I'd share this opportunity with you all. Rick Hanson teaching are wonderfully simple and profound both. This should be a really great course and it's FREE. Several of the people joining him for the course are people whose work has inspired me. Some of them I've mentioned on Beyond Meds.

Silence as refuge

‎Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. ...

Yoga: changing the brain’s stressful habits

Yoga can supposedly improve depressive symptoms and immune function, as well as decrease chronic pain, reduce stress, and lower blood pressure. These claims have all been made by yogis over the years, and it sounds like a lot of new age foolishness. Surprisingly, however, everything in that list is supported by scientific research.

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