Language I use in guidance is something I have pondered, reflected on, and studied. I continue to ask for and receive feedback from those I lead and guide in mindfulness practices over the many years I have been teaching.
My teachers are the participants of MBSR Courses I have taught through collaboration with the Integrative Therapy Department at OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center, the community of the southwest side of Chicago, and the the Veterans receiving Mindfulness-Based Resiliency Training (MBRT) as part of the RUSH Road Home IOP Program, as well as current participants of MBSR Live Online via Zoom.
Reading the Book: Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, in the 90’s afforded me the opportunity to explore my language in my professional work and personal life, set the stage for perpetual self-study of language.
My language has also been informed by ongoing trainings with David Treleaven, author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing that I began in Spring of 2019.