Psychology & Personal Growth

Learn more about yourself and others through topics ranging from the psychology of relationships and the mind to healing through art and coloring. With other materials in our collection covering parenting and children with special needs as well as grief and recovery, you can discover new ways to embody compassion and engage in personal growth.  We also publish resources and professional tools for practicing psychotherapists.


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Estelle Frankel at the Open Faith Salon

The Open Faith Salon is devoted to inter-religious dialogue. This gathering was devoted to the theme of "Befriending the Unknown and Embracing Uncertainty." In light of the current political reality, we explored how our respective spiritual traditions can help us deal with uncertainty and our anxieties about the unknown.

Estelle Frankel is the author of The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty



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Mitch Abblett

MITCH ABBLETT, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and consultant with a private practice. He speaks and trains nationally and internationally on the applications of mindfulness for enhancing professional and personal communication patterns. He has been the executive director of the Institution for Meditation and Psychotherapy and was the clinical director for eleven years at the Manville School at Judge Baker Children’s Center at Harvard University.

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Being Human

Zen in the Age of Anxiety
Zen in the Age of Anxiety: Wisdom for Navigating Our Modern Lives

Meditation doesn’t save us from life’s trials and tragedies. In fact, Zen meditation allows us to enter completely both the joy and darkness that make up this great life. Deep healing often begins in darkness, in times when we feel deep dissatisfaction and little or no vitality.

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Online Courses

Love with a Healthy Ego

David Richo guides you on the path of generous love and shows how to build a healthy ego that is “just right”—not too big and not too weak—supporting you in being fully yourself and interacting with others in loving and effective ways.

Taught by: David Richo

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Kids take to mindful awareness naturally, even enthusiastically, as soon as they see how it works. If you’re a parent, teacher, therapist—or anyone who works with kids—this online course will give you the skills you need to introduce the youngsters in your world to mindfulness and its many benefits. Best-selling Shambhala Publications author and mindfulness trainer Eline Snel offers simple, playful ways to introduce kids to the basics.

Taught by: Eline Snel


Waking the Wilting Mind

Energy and Balance An excerpt from The Five Hurdles to Happiness I was once driving in semi-rural Ohio a few years back. After a state trooper’s flashing lights in my rear-view mirror snapped...

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Things Do Not Always Go According to Plan

The Unruly Givens of Life Excerpt from Five True Things...

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Relationship Triggers

Exploring Healthy Communication An excerpt from Triggers Building Trust Partners in romantic relationships naturally trigger one another. This follows from the fact that our choice of a partn...

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How You Breathe Is How You Feel

The Breath as a Resource An Excerpt from The Monkey Is the Messenger "There is no need to struggle to be free; the absence of struggle is in itself freedom." —Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche The...

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