Article on EFMT

The Sinai Health System’s newsletter, This Week at Sinai Health, shared an article today on my work developing emotion-focused mindfulness therapy on the hospital website: Mount Sinai social worker develops innovative approach to using mindfulness in therapyCorporate Communications, Sinai Health System, March 20, 2019 Bill Gayner, a social worker who works as a mental health […]

The heart of practice

When the Buddha sat down in the meditation that led to his awakening, he was plagued by self-doubt. The Buddhist scriptures portray this mythologically as Mara, the evil one, sending his daughters and an army of demons to disrupt the Buddha’s meditation with grasping, hesitation and fear. Who do you think you are to try […]

Integrating Self-Compassion into Your Mindfulness Practice

If you find yourself struggling or beating yourself up in meditation, it can be helpful to remember to cultivate self-compassion. In my post, Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Meditation, I described how Kristin Neff highlights three factors in cultivating self-compassion: trying to be kind to yourself; remembering our common humanity (that whatever you are struggling with, many other […]

My Paper on EFMT Published

My paper, the first on emotion-focused mindfulness therapy, has been published by Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies: Gayner, B. (2019). Emotion-focused mindfulness therapy. Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pages 98-120. The journal allows me, as the author, to post a preprint on my website that you can download, which includes all the edits but […]