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Welcome to Bucovery. Join Tyler Woods Ph.D. as she uses a Buddhist approach to mental and physical well being. Tyler blends psychology and Buddhism to help achieve balance and puts an emphasis on a sense of purpose. The Buddha was referred to as “The Great Healer” and by letting go of attachments and having compassion for self and others, she believes can lead to optimal healing.
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Making Mistakes
We all make mistakes; it is part of being human. Join Tyler Woods as she talks about how mistakes have a great deal to teach us and learning the power of letting go of the mistake once the lesson is learned. Mindfulness is an invaluable tool for helping us to let go of the mistake, learn the lesson and move on with no attachments. Mistakes are a part of life and we are stronger than our mistakes.
September 29, 2022
Buddhism and Resilience
Join Tyler Woods today as she talks about how a strong, resilient mind, can help us better manage our thoughts, emotions, and energy when we’re faced with stress or challenging situations. And ultimately, we gain the ability to remain cool, calm, and collected no matter what we’re up against.  She refers to the story of the buddha which is one of the most powerful examples of resilience and how it is possible to transform our difficult emotions from one of suffering and avoidance to one which allows us to live in kindness, ease, wisdom, peace and love. Resilience is what allows some people to be knocked down and come back stronger than before. It makes us feel just okay when everything is happening at once and gives us some sort of mental balance when life is unbalanced. 
September 08, 2022
Today Tyler Woods talks about silence and how nonstop noise and talking is about something and silence is about nothing and nothing can be far more important than something. The use of silence has a purpose. It’s to create the right conditions to be with ourselves and examine our internal self. Silence is vital for humans to exist peacefully. Silence encourages a strong spiritual development and creates a joyful peaceful world because it helps promote wisdom and compassion. So join Dr. Tyler Woods as she explores silence. Visit Bucovery at where east meets west in mental health and healing.
August 21, 2022
Buddhism and Taking Responsibility
Join Tyler Woods PhD ash she talks about how Buddhism teaches us all to have a strong conviction in human potential. Buddhism says that we are people that have a wonderful ability to take responsibility for what we say, think and do. It teaches us all to make our lives of expressions of wisdom and compassion. People who do not take responsibility tens to make their lives of selfishness, fear, and greed.  Buddhism considers wisdom, rather than faith, to be the single most important virtue, and wisdom is taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions.
July 19, 2022
Forgiveness Can Help End Suffering
Join Dr. Tyler Woods today and she talks about how the Buddha said that only forgiveness will make our soul peaceful. Forgiveness is strong because it knows how to recognize sufferings of the past and understands the pain, therefor there is a powerful strength to forgiveness. It stands in front of you and asks you to stand bravely in front of your pain you and asks you to forgive and let go. The Buddha put emphasis on love, kindness, compassion and tolerance. To hold a grudge or to not forgive means we cannot hold onto to these values. Today Tyler explores forgiveness. 
July 13, 2022
Gossiping and Buddhist View
Join Tyler Woods PhD as she talks about how in Buddhism there are teaching for mindful speech that focus on refraining from causing harm. In Buddhism is we try very hard to refraining from unkind speech and gossiping. We see gossiping as a form of dishonesty. Even listening to gossip is a form of dishonesty. Our goal is to communicate mindfully which can actually help others and ourselves suffer less. Join her as she discusses this very interesting and often hurtful topic.
June 14, 2022
Emotional Pain
So many people are in great emotional pain in our country as of late. Between the devastating school shootings, price gouging, the war, grief and sorrow, and past unhealed wounds, emotional pain is on the rise. Join Tyler Woods and she talks about Buddhism and emotional pain and how to get through it. We are stronger than we give ourselves credit for. It’s amazing that we have the power to handle emotional pain by using our power to transform our resentment to contentment. We can achieve this by understanding Buddhist teachings. 
June 08, 2022
Talking Behind Others Back and the Right Speech
"Don’t worry about what people say behind your back. They are the people who are finding faults in your life instead of fixing their own." Join Tyler Woods today as she talks about how the Buddha taught that we can only trust what is gained through direct experience – every other kind of experience, such as what someone talks about behind our backs is subject to falsehood. She also shares about the elements of right speech which is tell the truth, don’t exaggerate, don’t gossip, and use helpful language. She gives a gentle reminder that people who talk behind others backs by remembering it has nothing to do with you and there is no need to be a victim of someone else’s issues.
May 01, 2022
Alcoholism, Recovery and Buddhism Bucovery
Join Tyler Woods as she celebrate 32 years of sobriety of alcohol on St Patrick's day. She talks about Buddhism and sobriety and how it felt better for her and eventually evolved to knowing that she had an attachment to alcohol, and attachments made her suffer and to end her suffering she had to give up her attachments to cocaine and alcohol. She used the 4 Nobel Truths which are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering which is the Eightfold path which are the Right Understanding, the Right Thought, the Right Speech, the Right Action, the Right Livelihood, the Right Effort, the Right Mindfulness and the Right Concentration. This path would become the journey to reclaim her life and other people's life from alcoholism.
March 17, 2022
Meditate Not Hate During this Time
There was a woman on social media using the Ukraine war to  create division and hate in my own country. They were dividing using hate. I felt my anger go up and I had to stop, breathe and send compassion to this poor soul who was using social media to promote hate of US government. I meditated for peace for this poor woman, and I felt my anger dissipate as I sent her more and more compassion and love. I had to have patience and I had to have tolerance this woman. Join Tyler Woods today as she talks about using meditation and compassion for the people who are spreading division and hate.  During this time of war and conflict, she reminds people how we need to remember that hatred, has never yet dispelled hate. Meditate not hate.
February 25, 2022
Buddhist Psychology--Bucovery
When Tyler Woods PhD. first started Bucovery, people were confused what it meant. Basically it is Buddhist psychology. Join her today as she talks a little about what Buddhist psychology is and why it is so important to end suffering. Today she talks about the Three Universal Truths, the 4 Nobel Truths and the 8 Fold Path. All three of these are critical for healing our suffering and learning to take better care of our mental health. 
January 13, 2022
The Eight Fold Path Right Speech and Effective Communication
Join Tyler Woods PhD as she talks about communication and the Eight fold path and the right speech with effective communication. She talks about how the Buddha once said that words are only justified when they aim to keep the peace between people. She explains what the Buddha meant by that is every word we speak should be thought of as creating a positive way in communicating, even when we are hurt or angry. She explains that we need to learn to restrain our speech in moments of anger, hostility, or confusion, and how over time, we can train the heart to be more states of communication such as love, kindness and empathy. From these heart states she beleive the art of communication naturally arises.
November 29, 2021
The Second Arrow
Join Tyler Woods as she discusses the Buddhist parable The Second Arrow. The second arrow represents our reaction to a negative event such as  a death, sickness, break-up, a loss of job, a car accident, break up, betrayal or a crisis of some sort. The second arrow can make a negative event much worse by the way we react. Sometimes when things happen, we can manage to get through it simply by how we react. Woods talks about how with the second arrow comes the possibility of choice. Another way to state it pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Join her today as she shares way to stop the second arrow and how much harm the second arrow can create.
October 14, 2021
Understanding Fear
Join Tyler Woods as she explores and helps the listener understand fear. The Buddha says fear is the root of suffering. It is a tool of oppression and imprisonment. Buddhists believe that dealing with fear involves the fact that you must deal with your own perceptions. What you perceive you will receive. So she teaches you in this podcast how to use fear to propel you into courage and not be attached to the suffering that fear can cause. She will explain how courage is a smart emotion and it recognizes fear and acts anyway. Woods will tell you that courage is NOT being without fear rather it allows you to understand fear better.
September 21, 2021
Holding a Grudge
Join Tyler Woods as she talks about people holding grudges. Tyler believes grudges are a great distraction from your real emotions and what lies underneath the cloak of grudges. Holding grudges doesn't make us feel better or heal our hurt. We tend to turn our grudges into an object and hold it like proof we were hurt and choose suffering. Tyler shares about letting go of grudges and to use the Fourth Noble truth for attaining the end of suffering which can lead you to the Eightfold Path.
June 10, 2021
Communication and Buddhism
Join Tyler Woods as she talks about mindfulness communication and being present with what you are doing, while you are doing it, with a nonjudgmental attitude. Not only is mindfulness a formal practice of meditation, it can also be the way one is engaged in communication.  Successful communication helps us better understand people and situations. Basically mindful communication is gentle and in the  present moment. It is nonjudgmental while listening to hearing.  Mindful communication is simply the practice of attempting to bring our attention to our words as well as our our actions. Keeping it simple, it is being aware of what we’re speaking while we’re speaking it. Join her for this episode. 
April 08, 2021
Why Do People Believe What They Believe
Dr. Tyler Woods talks today about why people believe the way they do. She talks about one of the most agreed-upon ideas in the field of psychology is that people routinely use mental shortcuts to understand what happens around them.  She talks about how we tend to use quick and largely unconscious rules-of-thumb to determine what we believe—and these shortcuts sometimes can steer us in the wrong direction.  Woods talks about how we would like to think that our  feelings are driven by logic and reason, unfortunately, often, they are not.  Sometimes we end up using our reasoning ability to justify or defend a story based on our emotions. This is called emotional reasoning and we get attached to untruths.
January 17, 2021
Peace Is Possible
Join Dr. Tyler Woods as she talks about how we have outsource peace and traded it in for normalizing evil.  She talks about how fear and normalizing evil collapses the foundation of peace and hope and that the fundamental goal of Buddhism is peace yet so many people fear it. Real peace is not simply the absence of violent or conflict but a state of harmony between people. We live in a society where leaders created division so there can be no peace, and so many accepted that. Now peace seems like an allergy and evil is normal. Learn a few ways you can maintain your peace during thee trying times.
January 11, 2021
Making Assumptions
Join Tyler Woods today as she talks about how creating assumptions and then judging is about suffering and is a bad habit of the ego. Assumptions are not the truth but provides a false clarity and attachment to you and only you. You are not walking the eight fold path you do not have the right view, right intention, right speech, right action, you have lost the path. Listen to the show and learn how to gather tools that help you break the habit of making assumptions.
December 18, 2020
Dancing with Joy Dancing with Death
Did you know that there is a benefit in accepting that someday you, too, will die. Recognizing your mortality can help you take stock of your life and open your eyes to the opportunities in front of you. Yes, it is true that the death of a loved one can be very painful. It can leave a vacuum that can be difficult to fill. Join Tyler Woods today as she talks about death being simply one of the things that nature demands. We must continue to examine the meaning of death because death is central to the meaning of life.
November 22, 2020
Bucovery and Humor with Michael Weitzman Part 2
Today join Dr Tyler Woods does part 2 of Michael Weitzman's interview. He lives in New York and taking mental health by storm.. Michael is an Educational, Motivational, Inspirational, Humorous, & Speaker working on touching & helping people change their lives for the better! Michael has been been on various TV, radio, podcasts, and social media venues helping others. He is inspiring and quite funny, he uses humor to help people understand mental health issues and heal. He believes in the Buddhist philosophy to not suffer, rather use laughter to heal. Today he joins Dr. Tyler Woods on Bucovery.  You can see some of his work here on his YouTube channel Michael Weitzman 
May 13, 2020
Bucovery and Humor with Michael Weitzman Part 1
Today join Dr Tyler Woods as she interviews Michael Weitzman from New York. Michael is an Educational, Motivational, Inspirational, Entertaining, Humorous, & Speaker Working on Touching & Helping All People Change Their Lives For The Better! Michael has been been on various TV, radio, podcasts, videos, and many other venues. Inspiring and quite funny, he uses humor to help people understand mental health issues and heal. Today he joins Dr. Tyler Woods on Bucovery.  You can see some of his work here on his youtube channel Michael Weitzman 
April 27, 2020
Be A Buddhist Dealing With the Coronavirus
Tyler Woods talks a little about  Covid 19 the coronavirus.  She is working on the front lines of emotions and she understands that you are hearing so much about it, and you---like most of us are confined in your home, with that said she wants to talk about a few things that could help using a Buddhist perspective or as I say, BE A BUDDHIST.  It's true---We the human race don’t like to be thrown out of our routines, it feels crazy when there are changes leaving you feeling trapped.  She believes the best advice anyone can offer is to BE A BUDDHIST and be mindful. Take a pause, inhale and take a few deep breaths, then take a few more, then take your time and look around at all the things you can be grateful for. That is actually being a Buddhist. She believes walking a Buddhist perspective is a great way to deal with the pandemic and you do not have to be Buddhist to do so you can be Christians, Jewish, atheist and still walk a Buddhist philosophy. Join her for this 10 minute podcast as she takes the time to remind you to relax and just know everything is temporary. 
March 31, 2020
Walk in the Peace
There are so many fearful people walking the earth. They are so filled with fear they arm themselves with relentless efforts in hoping they feel safe. It reminded me so much of when I saw the Dalai Lama years ago and he talked about the only way to peace was to disarm yourself. In order to develop inner peace, you need inner disarmament. Walking in peace is a pretty powerful weapon! Peace is my weapon. Peace is not being asleep at the wheel or being numb---not based in reality. Peace is a state of heightened aliveness, when we become more conscious rather than less, and this requires an awareness of the kinds of thoughts that habitually go through our mind, then peace comes.
February 19, 2020
Dealing with Angry People and Their Gossip
Join Dr. Tyler Woods and she talks about how important it is to realize that you have complete control over how you work with your speech, but zero control over what comes out of the mouths of others. It is important to try to learn that instead of dwelling on the  people who are angry at you and use gossip to try to attack you or cause malice with intent that you try to focus on compassion. Most angry people are sick and their minds are delusional and poisoned with the knots of anger. Dr. Woods tries to shed light on this based on an angry personals personal attack on her spouse and how she was able to use compassion. A must hear episode.
November 24, 2019
Using Compassion to Overcome Toxic People
Join Dr. Tyler Woods I  as she talks about  toxic people and how to use compassion to not feel hurt, angry or resentful. She reminds everyone that the toxic person is suffering deeply and toxic people suffer from many problems such as pain, suffering, affliction, neurosis, psychosis, paranoia, fear, tension, anxiety, depression and have fallen off the emotional wagon. Join her today.
November 06, 2019
Compassion and Kindness in Today's Times
 Recently I made a post on Facebook that I am growing weary of the constant bullying about trump. The name calling, what does the color of his skin or the size of his penis have to do with trying to maneuver in these trying times.  It was met with anger, sarcasm and shaming.   Join me today as I talked about how the constant complaining is an addiction that keeps us disconnected from our soul.  Personally now is the time to bring balance to our reactivity. And, at the same time, remain committed to raising awareness and promoting compassionate in action.   It is OK to grieve the fact that we have taken a massive emotional and spiritual step backwards but I keep remembering the three universal truths and the reality of impermanence. There is nothing in this world- nothing- that lasts forever.    The value of recognizing the reality of impermanence is that we cherish the people and circumstances that bring us joy and we know that hard times pass. Once it passes I want to be known as a person who made change without bullying, using words, name calling and egging people on.
July 17, 2019
Try not to Judge the Buddhist
I few people in the past few months said they did not want to use my services because I was a Buddhist.  I was kicked out of my home by friends because I was Buddhist.  It appears many religions do not understand Buddhism. In all reality, Buddhism teaches that the solutions to our problems are within Us and the Buddha asked all his followers not to take his word as true, but rather to test the teachings for themselves. This allows each person to decide for themselves and takes responsibility for their own actions and understanding. This makes Buddhism less of a fixed package of beliefs which is to be accepted in its entirety, and more of a teaching which each person learns and uses in their own way. Join me as I try to explain Buddhism for those who are just downright fearful of a Buddhist. 
May 09, 2019
Buddhism and Hatred
 Join Dr Tyler Woods talk about how we are experiencing an increasing level of hate in our society that is difficult to get our heads around.   We need to come to terms that Hate strips us of our humanity. Hate eliminates the ability to show empathy or compassion to others. The Buddha taught that hatred is a form of suffering.    Buddha taught that all suffering arises from one or more of three fundamental or poisons which are "greed," "hate" and "ignorance." Seems like that is everything happening in the USA right now. The things we must ask ourselves is why ae we hating and what can we do. Learn how to not be attached to hate and to be mindful of love.
April 24, 2019
Buddhism and Being Offended
Join tyler Woods as she talks today about people who get offended so easily so much. In her 60 years of life on this planet, she states she cannot  recall so many people being so offended  so much by someone’s words, or actions.  Choosing not to feel offended comes from a place of strength. It’s an empowered perspective. A choice.   Buddhism understands that things happen every second that could be offensive, and they choose to move forward.  If you practice the 8 fold path if you will come to terms that if you are walking the path of the right views, the right intention, the right speech, action livelihood, the right effort mindfulness and concentration it is difficult to be offended.   ! Move on. Stop announcing you are offended. It is a total ego trap. Look the only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself. So look at yourself rather than the people whom you claim to be offended by.  
March 24, 2019
Understanding Attachment
 The principle of non-attachment is key to understanding and practicing Buddhism, but like so many concepts in this religious philosophy, it can confuse and even discourage newcomers. Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about Buddhism. The reason desiring causes suffering is because attachments are transient and loss is inevitable. Join Tyler Woods and Sharon Francis as they share some simple knowledges about attachment and how to conquer them.
March 03, 2019
What is Bucovery
 Today’s show Dr. Tyler Woods will explain Bucovery and how it is about Buddhism in mental health. She will highlight how Western or traditional psychology is about looking, observing, putting you in a category and offering what is happening in the mind a specific name and coding it and then getting a diagnosis and treatment and a medication. Buddhist psychology is about what is happening in the present moment this type of therapy allows us all too simply be open and allow the experiences in our life to happen without judgment. Dr. Woods has created a website that looks into different mental health conditions and the use of Buddhism to help treat it. Be sure to visit
February 13, 2019
Have a Mindful New Year
Tyler Woods and Sharon Frances greets the New Year with mindfulness. They both believe that mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally, to things as they are. Mindfulness has numerous health benefits and plenty of mental health strategies. Training in mindfulness has the potential to increase awareness of thoughts, emotions, and unhealthy patterns of mind that make you more susceptible to stress. They both wish you all a happy mindful New Year.
January 17, 2019
The 8 Fold Path and Bucovery
   The eightfold path is at the heart of the middle way, which turns from extremes, and encourages us to seek the simple approach. Isn’t that what we need when we mentally are not feeling well? Join Tyler Woods and Sharon Francis as they about about how the Buddha described the 8 path fold as the way that leads to the uprooting of the causes of suffering, and thus to become stable and peaceful in order to experience wisdom, virtue, and happiness which is what we seek when we have depression, anxiety and fears.
January 06, 2019
The 4 Noble Truths and Mental Health
The 4 Noble truths which is part of the Buddhist teachings, has been shown to be helpful in working with depression and anxiety as well as other mental health disorders. In a therapeutic setting; the first Noble Truth identifies the disease, the second provides etiology, the third gives a prognosis and the forth suggests a remedy.  Join Tyler Woods Phd and Sharon Francis RN as they try to help you understand the 4 noble truths and how it is used with mental health issues. 
December 30, 2018
A Buddhist Perspective on Anxiety
Worry and anxiety are part of life and we are living in a fear-based culture which affects your state of mind and the decisions you make. Through a Buddhist perspective, people can learn that life is not a thing that can be broken and then fixed, life is a process, and we can never solve a process. Join Tyler Woods and Sharon Francis and they help you learn how to participate in the process of relieving your anxiety through some basic Buddhist principles.
December 20, 2018
Dealing With Anger
Anger can be a good thing. It can give you a way to express negative feelings, for example, or motivate you to find solutions to problems. But excessive anger can cause problems. Join Tyler Woods and Sharon Francis as they talk about how anger can be your teacher, not your leader. Anger is most difficult to deal with and patience is most difficult to develop. Learn how on today's show.
December 11, 2018
Buddhism and Depression
Buddhist psychology is a process of reducing suffering using wisdom from Buddhism. Buddhism may be a spiritual tradition however it is also a lifestyle that encompasses the mind and calmness. There is a great deal of psychological content in Buddhism that can help with mental health issues. Listen to Tyler and Sharon talk about Buddhism and depression.
December 05, 2018
Understanding Karma
"I Hope Karma Slaps You in the Face Before I Do" Karma is not a punishment system! Karma is about you, not another person or waiting for another person to "get theirs!" karma is an energy created by willful action, through thoughts, words and deeds. We are all creating karma every minute, and the karma we create affects us every minute. Karma is simply an energy. It's our own intentional thoughts and actions. It's the energy we generate with these actions which affect us now and in the future in a very real sense. It's not a system of reward and punishment and it doesn't doom us based on past mistakes. Karma is unbiased. It's impartial. And it's ours to control.
November 20, 2018
Buddhist Approach to Fear
Fear is an internal experience and it is a wonderful idea to think of fear with objective skepticism and not treat it as an absolute truth. A Buddhist approach to fear would be for you to examine fear. So how do we use Buddhist psychology to stay in the now and not create fear? Listen to the podcast.
November 09, 2018
Get off Autopilot Be Mindful
Why do we spend so much time in the past twisting our necks out of place, or worry about the future when it has not come yet? Why are we on autopilot? Mindfulness, being in the now aka being in the moment. Join Tyler Woods and Sharon Francis and they talk about how we need to switch off the autopilot put our hand on our own steering wheel and take charge of our life in the here and now.
October 28, 2018
Meditation Part Two
Join Tyler Woods and Sharon Francis as they do part two of meditations. This week they focus on the different types of meditation. Meditation is a practical means for calming yourself, for letting go of your biases and seeing what is--openly and clearly. It is a way of training the mind so that you are not distracted and caught up in its endless churning.
October 22, 2018
Understanding Meditation Part 1
Listen to Tyler Woods and Sharon Francis as they talk about meditation and the implications on health and mental health. Meditation is now commonly used to treat mental health disorders, addiction, and everyday stress, as well as to heal physical ailments and promote better sleep. Meditation is mind without agitation. Meditating actually changes your brain, and with it, the way your body responds stress.
September 30, 2018
What is Bucovery
Join Tyler Woods Ph.D. and Sharon Francis RN as they use a Buddhist understanding of health and mental health. The Buddhist approach to health and healing is its emphasis on spiritual strength and an overriding sense of purpose. This show they introduce some basic concepts of how Buddhism helps in recovery from mental health to health issues.
September 25, 2018