Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mindfulness Research Monthly

There is a wonderful new resource available free to the public - Mindfulness Research Monthly. It can be difficult even for experts to keep up with all the research continually coming out in this field. This publication, available at, lists the titles and citations for all of these new studies.

The Society for Clinical Mindfulness & Medtiation also publishes a quarterly newsletter called The Mindful Clinician, which contains an annotated bibliography of mindfulness research. The first issue is available at

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mindfulness through Music

Richard Sears, Rumiko Hayes, Michael Fitzpatrick, Stephen Hayes

Recently, renowned cellist Michael Fitzpatrick performed at the inauguration of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. A number of important guests were present, such as author/consultant Peter Block, black belt hall of fame member and author Stephen K. Hayes and his wife Rumiko, Union Institute & University’s President Roger Sublett and Provost Rich Hansen, and Drs. Rena Mei-Tal and Gus Ventura of the Cincinnati Gestalt Institute. Advisory board member David Sink drove all the way down from Michigan just to attend the event.

While I described what mindfulness is, everyone experienced it when Michael began playing. I invite you to watch the 3 minute clip below, and allow yourself to taste the experience.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Inaugural Concert May 21

I'm thrilled that advisory board member Michael Fitzpatrick will be coming to Cincinnati.

Following his performance for the opening of the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Indiana, award-winning cellist Michael Fitzpatrick will be performing in Cincinnati for the inauguration of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation.

Fitzpatrick is also promoting his film about the Dalai Lama and Thomas Merton, Compassion Rising.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said, “The emotion induced by Michael Fitzpatrick’s music is so powerful it seems almost verbalized. His music brings peace of mind - and deep feelings of peace.”

The concert will take place Friday, May 21, at 7pm at the New Thought Unity Center in Walnut Hills, 1401 E. McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 513-961-2527 or visit Click on the video below for a sample from Compassion Rising which includes one of Michael's performances for the Dalai Lama:

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Two New Advisory Board Members

I'm very pleased to announce two new additions to our advisory board - Dr. Claire Stanley and Dr. Andrew Bein.

Dr. Claire Stanley is co-founder of The Center for Mindful Inquiry in Brattleboro, Vermont. As an educator and pioneer in the field of Applied Mindfulness for professionals, Dr. Stanley offers online courses with participants from around the globe and face-to-face workshops and seminars in the New York/New England area. She also teaches mindfulness-related courses for professionals at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, SIT Graduate Institute, The New School, and Antioch University.
Dr. Andrew Bein is a licensed social worker and a Full Professor with the Division of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento. He is author of The Zen of Helping: Spiritual Principles for Mindful and Open-Hearted Practice. His professional experience includes work in child welfare, public school / special education, youth programs, multi-service center, substance abuse, and private practice settings.

We are fortunate to have them join us!

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Mindfulness-Based Group in Cincinnati

Dr. Richard Sears is starting a new mindfulness-based group at Union Institute & University, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The groups are based on the MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) models of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Zindel Segal, and others.

The group runs for 8 sessions, Monday evenings from 6pm to 7:30pm, starting February 22, 2010. For more information visit, or call Dr. Sears at 513-487-1196.