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    Listen to Guided Meditations

    I am now posting new guided meditations to Insight Timer. While you’re there you can explore thousands of guided meditations.

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    Centering Wisdom Assessment

    The CWA provides individualized feedback on where we tend to get “hooked” into unhelpful patterns of thought, emotion, and action, and shows us a way to move toward our true center from which wisdom, creativity, and integrity flow



I have come to see my role as that of a a scholar-practitioner.  In all that I do I seek to harness the creative energy that emerges from the intersection between my professional and academic training in Theology and Ethics…



Listen to guided meditations, retreat talks, or information about contemplative prayer at any time for free! 20 Min Introduction to Centering Prayer & Meditation If you are new to the practice, or just want to freshen up, this Podcast is…


Workshops, Retreats & Consultation

I am pleased to offer the following services, each of which can be tailored to your group or institution’s needs: Workshops and Retreats Administering the Centering Wisdom Assessment tool (see below) Consultation   Centering Wisdom Assessment™ The Centering Wisdom Assessment…

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Compassion for Oneself: Wisdom from St. Francis de Sales

During his homily today for the feast of St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622 CE), Fr. Jay Harrington, O.P., read the following quote from Francis’s Introduction to the Devout Life.  Self-compassion has become a popular topic in meditation circles recently, so…


Interdisciplinary Feedback on the Centering for Wisdom Assessment

Tonia Bock (Professor of Psychology, University of St. Thomas) and I were recently fortunate to be able to present the initial results of our validation study of the Centering for Wisdom Assessment tool at the fifth annual conference of the…


The Dark Side or the Dark Night?

  The dark side clouds everything…Lies, deceit, creating mistrust are his ways now. Yoda, Episode II OK, I admit it.  I’m a Star Wars nerd.  After the kids go to bed, I sometimes pick up my son’s light saber, turn…



Tom’s reflective style created an atmosphere that both calmed and energized our staff.  This presentation led to a productive and interactive retreat.  Not only did we participate in the meditation but we learned more about the benefits of mindfulness and…

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