“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to learn this stuff, and it’s not like you have to change your belief systems.” Jon Kabat Zinn

Marilyn Certner Smith guest posted on this blog some months ago, speaking about Mindfulness and the aphasia therapist.  Here, Jon Kabat Zinn elegantly defines Mindfulness as Heartfulness:

<p>Jon Kabat-Zinn “Heartfulness” from Omega Institute on Vimeo.</p>

Brene Brown, in her TED talk, also speaks of “The Whole-Hearted,” people who embrace vulnerability and in doing so, make connection with others deeper and more meaningful.

The Integrated Therapist does the same every time she extends herself beyond the edges of the space called “therapy,” and opens even a little bit to what is there.  Kabat Zinn tries to demystify it, move it away from an academic or intimidating perspective, and bring it to the common place where we can reach across the interpersonal divide.

I’m game.

How about you?



About Shirley Morganstein

I am a life participation therapist for people with aphasia, exploring the relational and reflective process.
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One Response to “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to learn this stuff, and it’s not like you have to change your belief systems.” Jon Kabat Zinn

  1. twowaystreet says:

    <html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; "><div><div><div>Hello Shirley:</div><div>Thanks so much for your response. It helps me, too, to know there are others out there looking to "grow" our role and embrace these aspects and bring them into the therapeutic encounter. Sometimes, that is the most affirming discovery one needs in order to keep on exploring in a given direction. Thank you, too, for the additional &nbsp;links, I look forward to exploring them.</div><div><br></div><div>I wish I could attend ASHA’s conference, and am looking at becoming an affiliated member, however the likelyhood is slim…I live in a dramatically underserviced area in Northern Ontario, and have recently entered private practice: financial resources for travel at this point will pale in comparison to future opportunities I am sure.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>You had offered to have me contact you for some off-line resources. If that is indeed not too much of a burden to you, I would love to do so. I am so thrilled to find others such as yourself who are courageous enough to reflect, grow, learn and alter in order to better enrich and support the lives of those for whom communication competence has been compromised.</div><div><br></div><div>All the best to you, and if there is any way I can get involved in the momentum of a growing aspect of this, please feel free to solicit my assistance.</div><div><br></div><div>Regards, and all the best to you</div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium; "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 0px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-decorations-in-effect: none; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: medium; "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div>Erin McLeod&nbsp;</div><div>Speech-Language Pathologist</div><div>M.Cl.Sc., B.A. (h), Reg. CASLPO</div><div><br></div><div><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: normal; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">CONFIDENTIAL AND PRIVILEGED INFORMATION NOTICE&nbsp;<br>This e-mail, and any attachments, may contain information that is confidential. Any unauthorized review, disclosure, retransmission, dissemination or other use of or reliance on this information may be&nbsp;<br>unlawful and is strictly prohibited.</span></i></div><div><br></div><div>Email: Twowaystreet@bell.net</div><div>Cell: (705) 206-5053</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></span></div></span></div></div></div><div><br></div><span id="OLK_SRC_BODY_SECTION"><div style="font-family:Calibri; font-size:11pt; text-align:left; color:black; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; BORDER-TOP: #b5c4df 1pt solid; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-TOP: 3pt"><span style="font-weight:bold">From: </span> Posterous &lt;<a href="mailto:comment-lbdbyjJebrcpGvE@posterous.com"></a></div></span></body></html>


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