Member Articles2021-01-17T16:20:49-05:00

IMP is made up of a diverse membership of psychotherapists who include meditation in their lives and practices. Through this variety of experiences comes a wide assortment of viewpoints, which we encourage our members to express through contributed articles. Enjoy your exploration of this feature of our website. To contribute an article, please visit our Membership page and become a member.

Reclaim Your Brain – Mindfulness for Addiction

By |January 4th, 2020|

In my practice these days, I’m hearing more and more concerns about our growing dependence on our phones. And while our phones make our lives easier in so many ways, people are worried that there is a downside as we are finding that too much technology can be a problem...

How is Your Heart Today?”: Compassion at Angola Prison

By |November 22nd, 2019|

I understand the need for prisons, but I don’t like them. Three nights before we arrived, I had a nightmare of being stuck in Angola for life.  Driving through the gates, however, the white wooden fences along the fields reminded me of horse farms in Massachusetts.  I started to relax a bit...

Inquiring Deeply About Self-Reflection

By |October 10th, 2019|

Self-reflection may be broadly defined as the process of examining our own experience in order to become aware of our thoughts and feelings. The word “reflection” itself evokes the idea of the mind as a mirror...

What Do We Really Know – The Power of Secrets

By |September 4th, 2019|

I have been seeing a patient for over a year and I thought I really knew her. But she recently revealed a secret that stunned me. At this stage in my career, I am rarely surprised. But as I’ve been thinking about the impact of the secret, I’ve come to realize I didn’t know her.

What is Happening? & Who Is Doing What To Whom?

By |September 2nd, 2019|

When we inquire deeply about our emotional reactions, we discover that very often what we react to emotionally is what other people have said or done (or not said/ not done) and the meanings that we have assigned to those things. With this in mind, deep inquiry investigates emotional reactions through the lens of our relationships with others.

Intention: The Leading Edge of Change

By |June 7th, 2019|

Dynamic psychotherapies tend to emphasize the causal role of the past in the present, with little emphasis on the shaping impact of awareness going forward. It has been left to "new age" spiritual psychologies to fill in that vacuum...

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