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.

Rites of Passage: Out of the Therapy Room and into the World

Rites of Passage: Out of the Therapy Room and into the World

In 1909, French anthropologist Arnold van Gennep coined the term “rites of passage.” He was observing that many traditional cultures have celebrations / ceremonies to mark a life transition from one identity to another.

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.

The Dharma of Harm Reduction: Responding to Substance Use with the Compassion of the Buddha

The Dharma of Harm Reduction: Responding to Substance Use with the Compassion of the Buddha

          Pleased to announce that I’ve had an article published on the Buddhist Peace Fellowship website: http://www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org/the-dharma-of-harm-reduction/ This is generating some buzz and a long overdue discussion that broadens our understanding of how to respond compassionately to the suffering of substance use. Hope you enjoy, and your feedback is welcome. cheers, […]

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. […]