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Saved By The Book: A Brief Introduction To Bibliotherapy

Saved by the Book: A Brief Introduction to Bibliotherapy

By Katherine Parker, Windhorse Team Leader In her book “Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel”, Jane Smiley wrote that “Many people, myself among them,…

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Finding Wonder In Nature And The Mind

Finding Wonder in Nature and the Mind

Author Greg Disterhoft What is it about nature that calms the mind and provides a support for mental and emotional well being? As someone who has…

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LGBTQ Considerations In Mental Health Organizations

LGBTQ Considerations in Mental Health Organizations

On  1st, Davis Chadler, Northampton Windhorse clinician and Andi Porter, Operations at Northampton, offered a brief training during an all staff meeting on the topic of using…

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Recovering Sanity Session 3: Crowhurst Chapter – Megalomania Is Very Close To Us All

Recovering Sanity Session 3: Crowhurst Chapter – Megalomania Is Very Close to Us All

Over the course of the next few months, Windhorse Northampton will be having discussions about Podvoll’s Recovering Sanity which is a principle book towards the…

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Harm Reduction With Co-occurring Diagnosis

Harm Reduction with Co-occurring Diagnosis

On a mild spring weekday in April, several Windhorse clinicians braved the unpredictable traffic of Boston to attend an all-day conference called “Attachment and Addiction:…

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Meditation Retreat Day 1 With Buddhist Teacher Judith Lief

Meditation Retreat Day 1 with Buddhist teacher Judith Lief

Last month, the Northampton Windhorse staff had a two-day training retreat with the Buddhist teacher Judy Lief at Windhorse Hill Retreat Center, home of the Engaged Mindfulness…

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Poetics Of The Mind

Poetics of the Mind

Poetics of the Mind is a collection of poetry from both famous and new who have lived with mental health disruptions and share that experience in their work.…

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Recovering Sanity Session 1a: Beyond The Medical Model

Recovering Sanity Session 1a: Beyond the Medical Model

Over the course of the next few months, Windhorse Northampton will be having discussions about Podvoll's Recovering Sanity which is a principle book towards the…

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Recovering Sanity Session 1: His Earlier Works

Recovering Sanity Session 1: His Earlier Works

Over the course of the next few months, Windhorse Northampton will be having discussions about Podvoll's Recovering Sanity which is a principle book towards the…

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Lama Rod Owens Speaks At Windhorse Part 3

Lama Rod Owens Speaks at Windhorse Part 3

https://soundcloud.com/windhorse-noho/lama-rod-recording-part-3 Sitting with Lama Rod is to be guided into conversations and contemplations around things that affect us all but we’re scared to talk about…

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Lama Rod Speaks At Windhorse Part 2

Lama Rod Speaks at Windhorse Part 2

https://soundcloud.com/windhorse-noho/lama-rod-recording-part-2 Sitting with Lama Rod is to be guided into conversations and contemplations around things that affect us all but we’re scared to talk about…

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Lama Rod Owens Speaks At Windhorse Part 1

Lama Rod Owens Speaks at Windhorse Part 1

[soundcloud id='300601091'] Sitting with Lama Rod is to be guided into conversations and contemplations around things that affect us all but we’re scared to talk…

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Questions For Family Support Systems

Questions for Family Support Systems

In our fifth episode, we start our conversation with questions that families could ask of their support systems that they may not know to ask.…

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Trialogue Podcast Ep. 2: Mary’s Path To Windhorse

Trialogue Podcast Ep. 2: Mary’s Path to Windhorse

Windhorse: Episode two of Integrative Mental Health: the Trialogues podcast. In our second episode we talk about Mary's path to Windhorse Integrative Mental Health, her…

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Windhorse Podcast Ep. 1: What Makes Windhorse’s Approach Unique

Windhorse Podcast Ep. 1: What Makes Windhorse’s Approach Unique

Windhorse: Welcome to episode one of Integrative Mental Health: the Trialogues podcast. This is the first part of an eight part series. Each episode of…

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Roots & Branches: Thoughts On Education And Outreach

Roots & Branches: Thoughts on Education and Outreach

By Nick Luchetti, MS Senior Clinician/Education Coordinator Many recent developments in the mental health field have important implications for the relevance of our work to…

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An Interview With Mindsight Author Dan Siegel

An Interview with Mindsight author Dan Siegel

Clinical director Marilyn Marks along with clinicians Nick Luchetti, Mary Tibbetts, and Kermit Cole compiled the following questions to inform our readers of Dan’s important…

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The Subtle Role Of The Windhorse Housemate

The Subtle Role of the Windhorse Housemate

The role of housemate might possibly be one of the least understood facets of the Windhorse community. The close relationship that develops between a client…

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Courageous Aloneness

Courageous Aloneness

Essential Loneliness and the Value of Contemplative Practice By Nick Luchetti, MS Senior Clinician/Education Coordinator One of the core components of the Windhorse approach to…

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Peer Support At Windhorse: A Brief History

Peer Support at Windhorse: A Brief History

 by David Stark LOOKING BACK OVER SIX AND ONE-HALF YEARS as Peer Support Coordinator, I can gladly say that it has been the best job…

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Spirituality And Psychotherapy

Spirituality and Psychotherapy

by Bruce McCarter, Psy.D. (originally published Fall '05) THE TOPIC OF SPIRITUALITY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY is very much a “hot” one in the fields of psychology…

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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Training For The Treatment Of Trauma

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Training for the Treatment of Trauma

An interview with Marilyn Marks, LICSW, Senior Clinician, Kermit Cole, MA, Team Leader, and Elise White, BA, Peer Counselor Interviewed by Jeff Bliss, MSW, Marketing…

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