Enso Teen Expedition

Enso Teen Expedition

Please pass thing along to any teens who might be interested. Great opportunity to practice meditation together in a wilderness environment.

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.

Becoming An Insider: Narrative Therapy Groups Alongside People Overcoming Homelessness

Becoming An Insider: Narrative Therapy Groups Alongside People Overcoming Homelessness

My colleague Barbara Baumgartner and I just published an article, reflecting on our time co-facilitating a weekly group with folks in the process of coming out of homelessness.

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. […]

Mindfulness Meditation for Clinicians and Educators

Excited to have been invited to guest teach with my friend Michael Stone, for his Mindfulness Meditation for Clinicians and Educators program in Kelowna, BC. Giving attention may be the most potent skill a clinician or educator can offer. This training provides a dual opportunity to establish a meditation practice for personal well-being and resilience, […]

Upcoming Prenatal Meditation workshop as fundraiser for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

After receiving excellent care at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at BC Women’s Hospital in May of 2014, I feel called to offer up this prenatal meditation workshop as a fundraiser to support the good work they do.  Feb 22nd 2015, please see https://briandeanwilliams.com/event-info/12818409207/ for more details. with Gratitude: Brian

Refuge Recovery group starting in Vancouver

I, along with others interested in Buddhism and recovery from addiction, are co-creating Vancouver’s first Refuge Recovery group.  This is a model of recovery developed by my teacher Noah Levine and outlined in his recent book. I have volunteered to facilitate this group for the first six months, and we’ll see where it goes from […]