Awake Together—Practicing Mindfulness in Families and Relationships
Michael Changaris, Clinical Psychologist and Zen Student
Original Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013

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Families is where we are made. We develop ourselves in interactions with our families. Some families are of birth and some of choice. Families are both a place of deep strength and at times profound unconsciousness. No one can test the limits of our practice like our closest loved ones. This interactive talk will explore waking up in relationship with those we love through: healing the wounds of generations past, deepening compassion for ourselves and others as well as building a practice of playful discovery. Each interaction is another chance to wake up and discover the depth of the others we share our lives with.

Dr. Changaris is a clinical psychologist and a Zen student with a specialty in the biological bases of behavior, stress physiology, and the neuroanatomy of PTSD. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship with the child, family and adolescent intensive outpatient program with Kaiser Permanente. He continues to deepen his own practice through his work and his relationships with family.

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