Articles

INTENTIONAL PRESENCE
INTRODUCTORY ARTICLES

We're touched by the humility, heart, and open-mindedness that the writers below bring to their work. Each of them discuss important principles that intentional presence also embraces.)

Ron Kurtz

The Healing Process and Loving Presence

With humor and grace, Ron discusses the power of presence to heal our wounds and connect us more deeply with ourselves and others. (Ron is pictured above with Rhonda Mattern, co-founder of intentional presence.)



 

Richard C. Schwartz

No Contest: How a Therapist Learned to Listen



Though geared to psychotherapists, this article is a wonderful reminder to all of us about the humility, open-mindedness, curiosity, and respect needed to approach lost and wounded parts of ourselves.

 

John Welwood

Embodying Your Realization: Psychological Work in Service of Spiritual Realization

This article warns of the dangers of using spiritual teachings to bypass our emotions. 

Articles written for the learning lab--a small group of longtime practitioners of intentional presence--tend to address more subtle aspects of practicing presence, including challenges the group encounters as it experiments with new frontiers. The articles below will give you a feel for the kinds of edges we've been exploring in recent years.

 

 

The Wow Factor in Our Work: 

Practicing Mindfulness and Presence

 



Compassion and Attunement:

Becoming One with Another Person's Experience

 

 

The Other Twenty Three Hours:

The Importance of Practicing Presence in Daily Life

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Future articles and e-books:

 

We plan to publish a series of e-books on different topics related to intentional presence including:

 

  • A "Parts Overview"article series 

 

  • A "Consciousness Shifting Skills" article series 

 

  • A "Presence-Centered Friendship" article series

 

  • An e-book on the importance of universal self-awareness education (and steps we might take to get there)

 

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