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Who is the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy?

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the education, training and support of mental health professionals in integrating mindfulness, meditation and psychotherapy.

The vision of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP) is practice-based, and all teaching faculty have extensive personal and professional experience in the practice of mindfulness meditation or other mindfulness practices. Most educational programs offer CE credit for healthcare professionals. We also offer psychological consultation for meditation centers, clinical supervision, psychotherapy referrals, and networking opportunities for interested clinicians.

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Welcome - and Rest a Moment

on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:47

Welcome to the new website for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy!

Thank you for visiting! There are still some updates happening, but the information that you find here is accurate. 

We are in the process of transitioning from our old website to this new site.* As part of this process, changes to this page (including any new or revised user information) between now (9:30am EST, June 22) and when the domain name transfers over (hopefully next week at the latest) may not be saved. We encourage you to delay a bit before making any edits to your user profile.

What To Do When You're Running Out of Patience

on Thu, 06/16/2016 - 13:49

Since first published in the poem “Piers Plowman” (attributed to William Langland) in the 14th century, we’ve all had it drilled into us since childhood that “patience is a virtue.” What is striking to me about patience is that we’ve at all needed to be “told” of its importance. It’s as though we, especially in modern, Western society, need to be convinced—we need proof that patience figures large in our lives.

3 Minute Compassion Space

on Sun, 04/24/2016 - 21:50

A few weeks ago, my colleagues at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion and at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy organized a 2- day workshop on integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) two powerful methods to enhance inner growth and healing. MSC, an empirically supported 8- week course developed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff, teaches participants how to hold themselves in a warm, connected and mindful presence when they suffer, fail, feel inadequate, or when life is just plain difficult. http://www.centerformsc.org/

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Mindfulness in the Museum

on Sun, 04/24/2016 - 20:58

Steve Martin, the celebrated comedian and playwright, is the curator of a stunning new exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts entitled, The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. Mr. Martin also has an original way to appreciate art. He and his wife sit down in front of a painting, relaxing with a glass of wine, and watch it like a TV show, enjoying it, talking about it, and finding new things to see. While we can’t take wine into an art museum, we can find new ways to enhance our understanding of art, bringing a greater depth of awareness to what we see.

Recent Blog Posts

carrielittle | Jun. 22, 2016
Welcome to the new website for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy! Thank you for visiting! There are still... More >
mitchabblett | Jun. 16, 2016
Since first published in the poem “Piers Plowman” (attributed to William Langland) in the 14th century, we’ve all had it... More >
carrielittle | Jun. 15, 2016
An excellent bibliography of research can be found at the American Mindfulness Research Association. This is a... More >