Elisha Goldstein, a PHD in Transpersonal Psychology graduate from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University. is co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles and creator of the 6-month mentorship program A Course in Mindful Living. He is a psychologist, author and speaker who synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing.
Dr. Goldstein has published extensively and is author of numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including numerous bestselling books which can be found on his Amazon Author’s Page. He is also creator of the Mindfulness and Psychotherapy column at Psychcentral.com and a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post. His professional research on Sacred Moments: Implications on Stress and Well-Being is published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology. We have re-posted his article here.
It’s the Holidays! Four Ways to Calm the Stressed Mind
Holidays, holidays, holidays. Whether you love the break from routine or you’re already getting tense anticipating the stress of it, like it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. The truth is, for many of us there’s lots of stress around the holidays that can trigger anxiety and depression. We may be thrust into social situations we’re not ready for, pressured into buying gifts with money we don’t have, or caring for parents whose health is failing, along with an array of other challenges.
Here are four things to help you prepare for this holiday season and perhaps even enjoy yourself in moments at a time.
In preparing for the holiday season with mindfulness you give yourself the best chance to move through it with ease and potentially even enjoy the time you have.
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Since 1975, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University has continued to be an international leader and pioneer, moving humanity forward in the areas of transpersonal research and transpersonal education. training clinicians, spiritual guides, wellness caregivers, and consultants who apply transpersonal principles and values in a variety of settings. The Sofia educational model offers students not only a solid intellectual foundation, but an extraordinary opportunity for deep transformational growth and personal experience of the subject matter. How does Sofia University accomplish this? The university builds upon its strong, whole-person psychological foundation to give students a greater understanding of the human condition.