Why do we find ourselves in long-standing, repetitive patterns that lead to pain over and over again? Why do we continually engage in behaviors and choose experiences that cause us harm? And, more importantly, how do we stop these patterns of suffering? Dr. Radhule Weininger, Buddhist psychologist and author of Heart Medicine: How to Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace and Freedom–At Last, answers these questions and more on this episode of POTC. Together, Radhule and Diana discuss how and why we engage in painful patterns, how to transform them, and more! Pause with us today and listen in for an insightful conversation about how to use mindfulness and psychology to find freedom today.
Listen and Learn:
- Diana and Jill discuss the intersecting and overlapping processes that can be found among Eastern spiritual traditions, Western ideologies, and common therapeutic and psychological perspectives
- The story behind the Dalai Lama’s foreword in Radhule’s book
- Why Radhule chose to study long-standing, painful, repetitive patterns we humans engage in so frequently (and how those patterns may look in your life right now!)
- What it means to be “LRRPed” and practical advice for noticing when it’s happening
- Practical strategies for getting untangled from painful, long-standing patterns within relationships
- Radhule’s expert method for working with individuals around painful resentments in service of moving towards freedom and forgiveness
- Different types of awareness and tips and tricks for more thoroughly engaging in them
- Buy Dr. Weininger’s books, Heartwork and, her latest, Heart Medicine!
- Read why Diana is so excited about the word “Process” in Dr. Stephen Hoffman and Dr. Stephen Hayes’ paper, The future of intervention science: Process-based therapy
- Explore Radhule’s FREE personal meditations and more on her website!
- Check out Mindful Heart Programs where Radhule offers free teachings Grab your copy of all our favorite books at bookshop.org/shop/offtheclockpsych.
- Check out Debbie, Diana, Yael, and Jill’s websites to access their offerings, sign up for their newsletters, buy their books, and more!
- Sign up for Diana’s online course in Foundations of ACT for the general public
About Radhule Weininger:
Radhule Weininger, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology. She is the co-founder and guiding teacher of the non-profit, Mindful Heart Programs which offers a safe refuge for meditation and education programs in mindfulness, meditation, and nature connection in the Santa Barbara area. Radhule has a full-time psychotherapy office where she integrates psychodynamic, Jungian, and Gestalt psychotherapies to treat individuals and groups. She also teaches a variety of seminars in which she makes Buddhist Mindfulness and Compassion practices accessible and relevant to 21st-century modern life concerns. Radhule spearheaded with her husband Michael Kearney, MD the “Solidarity and Compassion Project,” whose vision is to nourish and sustain us in our attempt to support those who are left vulnerable in our society while discerning the values that we want to go forward with an attitude of integrity and caring. Check out her books, Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compassion-9 Practices for Opening the Heart, and her latest book, Heart Medicine: How to Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace and Freedom–At Last.
- Episode 40. Heartwork with Buddhist Psychologist Radhule Weininger
- Episode 52. Palliative Care and Healing with Michael Kearney
- Episode 171. Compassionate Mind Training with Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein-Tirch
- Episode 155. Mindfulness and Recovery with Rebecca Williams
- Episode 114. Way of Effortless Mindfulness with Loch Kelly