Don’t Lose Your Marbles!

A fun way to practice mindfulness is the “Don’t Lose Your Marbles” exercise.The purpose of this exercise is to become aware of how many times throughout the day we have negative thoughts about ourselves and our families. As we become aware of that pattern of negative thoughts, we can replace them with positive, more compassionate thoughts. Those positive thoughts lead […]

The Pygmalion Effect

In the Greek myth of Pygmalion, an artist falls in love with a statue he has created. The great sculptor Pygmalion creates his ideal woman in marble. The statue is so beautiful that he falls in love with her. In the myth, his love for the statue is so powerful that the statue springs to life and becomes a real […]

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Creating a Positive Reality

“Focus on the doughnut, not the hole!” -Dr. Garry Landreth The way to be compassionate every day is to create a positive reality around you. Instead of focusing on the ‘hole’ of what you don’t have, focus on the ‘doughnut’ of what you do have. One way to do this is to create a positive ruminating cycle by identifying a […]

The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Organization (MBEO)

The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Organization exists to promote the skills of mindfulness and ecotherapy. We are currently offering memberships in the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Organization. In 2025 membership in MBEO will be one of the requirements for becoming certified as a Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapist. In this post we’ll discuss some of the changes happening in 2024 and 2025. Changes to the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy […]

Wise Mind and Being Non-judgmental

Wise Mind is a stable balance between Emotional Mind and Rational Mind. Emotional aggression comes solely from Emotional Mind. Emotional aggression is emotion run rampant. Emotional avoidance, on the other hand, comes solely from Rational Mind. It is devoid of emotion. Rational Mind can be cold and unfeeling, and in response to emotional aggression, Rational Mind results in an emotional […]

WEBINAR: Ecotherapy for Therapists

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals Live, Interactive Webinar Continuing Education Hours: 10 (Ten) Day One: Tuesday, February 27, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST Day Two: Wednesday, February 28, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST Course Description This is a TWO-DAY seminar consisting of TWO days of five-hour live, interactive webinars. You must […]

Ruminating Cycles and Triggers

In previous blogs we’ve talked about the idea of ruminating cycles. If I have a negative thought, and that negative thought leads to two or three more negative thoughts, then those negative thoughts lead to a couple of dozen more negative thoughts, I am ruminating on negative thoughts. “Ruminating” literally means “to chew on.” So a ruminating cycle is a […]

WEBINAR: Mindful Ecotherapy for Anxiety

This is a LIVE WEBINAR that will be presented on November 9, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals LIVE Interactive Continuing Education Hours: 3 (Three) Ecopsychology is the study of how the natural world impacts mental well-being. Ecotherapy is the therapeutic application of this […]