Compassion Restoration: A non-residential meditation retreat for Caring Professionals and Family members Friday September 27th 7pm – 9pm

Compassion Restoration: A non-residential meditation retreat for Caring Professionals and Family members Friday September 27th 7pm – 9pm

There’s a lot of talk in social services about “burnout” and “compassion fatigue” It’s important to know how to sustain ourselves in this work collectively. But what if compassion is not a finite resource, but an unlimited quality that is just who we are? I’ll be exploring this radical idea with my good friend and […]

Workshop feedback from Victoria

It was fun and inspiring to work with Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness back in February. Shannon Whissell offered this reflection, which I really appreciated: Mindfulness as “We Care”: A Day with Brian Dean Williams If I can help out your organization with some training, let me know!  

Our True Nature meditation and yoga retreat in Costa Rica, January 2020!

Our True Nature meditation and yoga retreat in Costa Rica, January 2020!

I’m so excited to be offering this with my dear friend Melissa Berry Appleton, a yoga and meditation retreat down in Nosara, Costa Rica. It’s filling up fast and if you’re interested please check out the registration page.

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

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 […]

Change the Story, Change Your Life: Online talk via Worldwide Insight

Change the Story, Change Your Life: Online talk via Worldwide Insight

In June 2017, I had the chance to offer up an online teaching for Worldwide Insight , on the connections between narrative therapy and Buddhism, and how these two traditions / approaches might assist us in transforming the stories that guide our lives.  If you missed the live version, here’s the recording.

New Developments in Meditation Teaching Practice

New Developments in Meditation Teaching Practice

It’s been a busy few months – so busy, that in fact I’ve been neglecting my website!  I have a bit of time today so thought I’d provide a bit of an update.

New Beginnings in Gastown

New Beginnings in Gastown

Yesterday I got the keys for my new office in the beautiful heritage Mercantile Building, at 318 Homer Street. After four years subletting a space from Alistair Moes of Moose Anger Management, we mutually decided to part ways due to the growth of our practices. I’m just two blocks down the hill from Alistair’s office. […]