Burnout is the feeling of exhaustion that helpers sometimes experience when they have taken on more than they can handle. But there is much we can do to prevent it, and to work with it when it occurs.
Psychotherapy can be a powerful complement to spiritual practice, supporting our inspiration to develop awareness and compassion.
Contemplative psychologist Karen Kissel Wegela teaches a practice to help us see difficult people — and ourselves — more clearly.
The Difficult Person exercise provides a tool for us to focus on one particular person with whom we are having a hard time.
In moments of shock we might find that we are suddenly free of our habitual ways of perceiving. These are moments when we might readily tap into our inherent goodness.
The notion of bardo—the in-between state—from The Tibetan Book of the Dead is very helpful for anyone dealing with the end of a relationship.
Karen Kissel Wegela on therapy that starts with your basic sanity, not your neuroses.
The longing to be understood is very strong but it is in direct conflict with ego’s desire to be seen as independent and admirable. Karen Kissel Wegela on giving the ego a break and opening up instead.