S.A.L.S.A. How to work with Spicy emotions rather than reacting to them

A little something that’s evolved for me in my Buddhist psychotherapy practice, hope you find it helpful…


How do we work with our habitual reactions to life, so that we can respond in ways that are more responsive and aligned with our ethics?

Riffing on Stephen Batchelor’s E.L.S.A. model of the Four Great Tasks, I’ve been applying this S.A.L.S.A. model with my clients in working through difficult emotions. This is how the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold path can look on the ground IRL. This has helped me so much over the past few years in grieving beloved men in my life who have died.

Sharing it here so that more people can benefit. Please reshare with credit. Thanks to Nicole Madison at Illustr8 for the graphic design.

Let me know what you think, and thanks to you all for your ongoing support of my/our practice.

Love and solidarity,

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