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What you don’t know about the Argument of Authority In this episode, we’ll respond to the tendency for modern gurus to follow suit with academic elitism in order to discredit new practitioners of yoga with false humility.  This is a subtle, but narcissistic, power and control dynamic that still exists in modern yoga credentialing and […]



God-Attachment: Understanding the Role of God in Family Systems Theory

God and Family Attachment             Knabb and Emerson (2013) explained the emerging theme of attachment in the psychology of religion. This fourth wave seeks to establish God as a member of the family system. God serves as a secure base for human connection. They assert that the metanarrative of Scripture involves a circle of attachment […]



What the Research Says About Christian Complementary Therapies for Familial Trauma

  “In summary, in this section, we have learned more about Centering Prayer by comparingit with mindfulness, a well-researched mindful practice. First, we notice that both types of contemplation have a similar goal; that is, helping practitioners wake up to who they are” (Blanton, 2011, p. 140).   “Mindfulness and Centering Prayer both share the […]



How Christian Meditation Rewires Broken Attachment: What Exactly does the Healing?

Mechanism of Action             Bingaman (2015) explored the mechanism of action that underlies the effectiveness of embodied mindfulness practices from a pastoral counseling vantage point. The third wave utilizes acceptance, distress tolerance, commitment, and presence to facilitate healing. MBCT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) both focus on reducing experiential avoidance. This reduces the stress […]


Contemplative Neurotheolgian, Yoga therapist, pastoral counselor

Hi, I'm Dr. Amanda -
Yoga Therapist & Pastoral Counselor

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