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Nancy Christie Blog: Mindfulness Matters

Taking the Faulty Engine Apart

on Jan 17 by

Observing what is automatic is such an integral concept in practicing mindfulness. And our personality habits, our habits of relating, are like an engine that runs automatically whenever we turn the key in the ignition. Just as an engine has component parts, our automatic habits of relating have component parts as well. Human experience has core organizers that interact together to create the experience. They are: thoughts, emotions, five senses, body sensation and movement. All of our experiences are composed of these elements in fluid, living, changing patterns. This is true for us as individuals and then each relationship that we have has it’s own unique pattern as well. Read more

Mindfulness in Relationship

on Jan 03 by

What’s so profound about Mindfulness as an agent of change is realizing how much of how we are is unconscious and automatic. In relationship we can more readily see what’s automatic therefore unquestioned in our partner. This becomes quite relevant when our partner’s automatic habits are so different from our own and in some way disturbing to what we ourselves expect from our own automatic bias. Read more

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Certified Sensory Motor Psychotherapist Advanced Practitioner
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Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
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