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Who is the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy?

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the education, training and support of mental health professionals in integrating mindfulness, meditation and psychotherapy.

The vision of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP) is practice-based, and all teaching faculty have extensive personal and professional experience in the practice of mindfulness meditation or other mindfulness practices. Most educational programs offer CE credit for healthcare professionals. We also offer psychological consultation for meditation centers, clinical supervision, psychotherapy referrals, and networking opportunities for interested clinicians.

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills for Men ~ IMP Benefit

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills for Men

a two-day benefit for the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

presented by Chris Germer and Daniel Ellenberg

Saturday, Jan 27, 9:00am - 5:00pm; and Sunday, Jan 28, 10:00am - 4:30pm



For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others, first he or she must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, and that basis is the ability to connect to one’s own feelings and to care for one’s own welfare... Caring for others requires caring for oneself.

- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


This workshop, designed

Cushion and Couch is IMP's quarterly e-journal, featuring articles, interviews, and book reviews written by and for members of the community. If you are interested in contributing, or just want to give feedback, please send us an e-mail.


Current issue:

In this issue:
  • 'Trusting the Process: Trauma, Attachment and Yoga' by Douglas Baker
  • 'You Gotta Have Heart' by Timothy Little
  • 'The Agony of Enlightenment' by Edward Ryan
  • Book Review: 'Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation for Trauma Recovery' by Douglas Baker
  • Book Review: 'Boundless Heart' by Delia Kostner



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