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
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
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. […]
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
Returning to the Breath, Returning to the Blog
It’s been awhile. When I set up my website as a blog, I actually had the intention of keeping the content current and fresh. I haven’t been able to do that. There are many reasons for this, including being the father of a new baby, a very active toddler, and a boy coming into his […]
Hi there friends and supporters: Here are some upcoming events that I’m involved with over the next few months, click on titles for more information: Lovingkindness: A daylong meditation retreat with Brian and Vimalasara Saturday November 16th 9am – 4:30pm Woodwards Community Room – 131 w. Hastings Street Beyond Mindfulness: A Buddhist Perspective on Suffering […]
Beyond Mindfulness: Buddhism and Post-structural Therapies
Brian Dean Williams (MA, CCC) and Scott Lawrance (EdD, RCC) Preconference session at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s Annual Conference Thursday May 24, 1:30 – 4:30pm Westin Hotel – Calgary, Alberta http://www.ccpa-accp.ca/conference2012 Mindfulness-based practices have a proven efficacy for depression, substance use treatment, stress reduction, pain management, and for therapist “self-care”. However, mindfulness is […]