Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert and award-winning author of over 15 books translated worldwide. Featured as an expert in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project, he currently writes Psychology Today’s Practical Mindfulness Blog. His best-selling The Mindfulness Toolbox won two national publishing IPBA awards as best book in both the Psychology and Mind-Body-Spirit categories. Two other books, Clearing Emotional Clutter and The Mindfulness Code, were both chosen as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Practice. Donald has presented at the national Symposium Conference multiple times, and his work has been seen in the Psychotherapy Networker, Los Angeles Times, and other publications.
He has contributed chapters to such books as The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Therapy and A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community. Past Vice-President of The Center for Mindful Eating, Donald’s passion is to bring ancient, timeless values and practices into modern life. He has taught thousands of health care and business professionals how to apply mindfulness for self-growth, in relationships, and in the workplace. He worked for several years as a senior mental health therapist at an eating disorder and general psychiatric clinic before founding his own clinic. He lives in Portland, Oregon.For more info or to sign up for the Mindful Living Newsletter: MindfulPractices.com. You can find Donald’s reflect community on facebook at: facebook.com/mndfulness (mndfulness without the “i”).
His latest book, Simply Mindful: A 7-Week Course and Practical Handbook for Mindful Living.
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In this episode, Donald talks about kindness, compassion,, pausing and reflecting, Acceptance, your karma is in your refrigerator, meditations,Glad and GREAT practice, and much more.
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