Join Tyler Woods Ph.D. and guest host 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. Letting go of attachments and having compassion for self and others to get optimal healing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Bucovery.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.