Holly Daniels, MFT, psychotherapist and meditation teacher, explains the concept of Negative Bias and why our brains are wired to look for what is going wrong. She also outlines strategies to diminish the effects of Negative Bias and discusses the importance of practicing positive emotions.
This is a Buddhist Metta chant which is often repeated at the end of a session of meditation. I find it to be calming and joy-producing. I invite you to say this once in the morning as you wake, once in the middle of the day and once again at night.
May all beings be happy
May all beings be at peace
May all beings be free from suffering
May all beings awaken to the light of their true nature
Wishing peace, joy, love, laughter and light for all at this holiday time and always!!
I’ve decided to re-post this amazing article from MindBodyGreen about Yoga & Recovery that a friend of mine sent me recently. Enjoy!! (and look for a new blog soon regarding the differences between concentration and insight meditation). Blessings and peace to all!!
Holly Daniels, MFT, is a psychotherapist and meditation teacher who specializes in creative and spiritual awakening. She has worked for many years with clients who are often successful in their creative professions but who struggle to find peace and joy in their everyday lives. Holly was trained in both partial-hospitalization and residential treatment settings, helping those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders, addictions and co-occurring mood and anxiety disorders. She now works privately with clients at her office in Los Angeles and by concierge. Call (323) 428-5009 for availability.