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, 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.