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Founders of the Institute for Ecstatic Living, Lokita Carter and her husband, Steve Carter, offer a new approach to resolving problems in your relationship by creating a safe and sacred space to listen to each other with your hearts. Learn more about Steve Carter: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/d392101dd6de977e28c6f117266c0143/ Learn more about Lokita Carter: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/b9cf297cc66c2f69a0dc6947a75b8837/ More
Internationally known for his work with couples, Harville Hendrix says that couplehood is the place where love is created or not. This loving space provides the attunement and connection necessary to heal each person in the relationship. The world will change only when your internal world, both spiritual and psychological, has been transformed.  Explore more from Harville Hendrix   More
Harville Hendrix, PhD, is a clinical pastoral counselor who is known internationally for his work with couples. He and his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, cocreated Imago Relationship Therapy and developed the concept of “conscious partnership.” Explore more from Harville Hendrix     More
Internationally renowned relationship expert, Harville Hendrix, PhD, discusses why tension in a relationship is an essential part of the process of change. Explore more from Harville Hendrix     More
A pioneer in the world music community, Jai Uttal has led kirtans worldwide for more than 30 years. In this video, he reveals how becoming a father influenced his Bhakti practice. Learn more about Jai Uttal   More
Founders of the Institute for Ecstatic Living, Lokita Carter and her husband, Steve Carter, demonstrate a simple communication exercise to help you connect with your partner by answering the question, "How do you want to be loved?"   Learn more about Lokita Carter:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/b9cf297cc66c2f69a0dc6947a75b...   More
Internationally renowned relationship expert, Harville Hendrix, PhD, discusses the healing power of being in relationship is not only to have your emotional needs met but to cultivate your own potential. Explore more from Harville Hendrix   More
Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, cofounder of the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, with her husband, Harville Hendrix, discusses how Imago Relationship Therapy teaches compassion and empathy in a conscious relationship. When you develop empathy for your partner, you develop empathy for the whole world.   Learn more about Helen LaKelly Hunt More

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Omega Institute The Mindful Education Revolution by Daniel Rechtschaffen
Sitting on his bunk bed, locked behind juvenile detention bars, 17-year-old Damon feels his breath softly rising and falling. As another angry thought surfaces, he remembers his mindfulness lesson and notices the tension in his body. He smiles at the passing thought and feels his whole body relax. He notices an inner spaciousness and a sense of freedom that he’s not sure he’s felt before. More
Omega Institute Parenting With an Ex: The Birthday Party by Ellen Kellner
The Birthday Party
The birthday party—there are two ways of looking at it: from the perspective of a divorced parent or from your child’s perspective. The one way is sure to be filled with tension, bitterness, and accusations. The other way will be bursting with laughter and balloons. Which type of birthday will you choose for your child? The Old Way More
Of all our relationships, one stands apart in its ability to inspire and mystify—our relationship to the universe—but most of the time we remain as unaware of the star-speckled space enveloping us as the wallpaper in our living room. More
Omega Institute 5 Steps to Loving Everyone by Judy Lief
The human realm is said to be the realm of passion. Passion is what holds us together; confused passion is what entraps us, and transformed passion is what can liberate us. Although our passion is often tainted by the tendency to grasp or possess, in essence, it is accepting of others. Passion is attraction, whereas aggression is rejection. More
Omega Institute Zen and the Art of Falling in Love by Brenda Shoshanna
Being in love is our natural state. The real question we should be asking is: Why aren’t we in love all the time? What is it that keeps this most precious inheritance away? How can we reclaim it for our own and return to the intrinsic wisdom and spontaneity we had as children, when each moment was fresh and exciting and filled with adventure? More
Omega Institute Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids by Jennifer Cohen Harper
What 10 Years of Research Reveals
Yoga and other mindfulness practices have been the subject of an increasing amount of research as they have become more popular in the West. For example, science now supports many of the benefits traditionally associated with yoga practice, including decreased stress and increased physical and emotional wellness. Recent advances in neuroscience confirm that contemplative practices, such as yoga and mindfulness meditation, can change the physical structure of the brain, effectively training it to work in more positive and productive ways. More
Omega Institute Reimagining Modern Manhood by Carlos Andrés Gómez
“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” — Douglas Everett More
Omega Institute Is Conscious Uncoupling a Better Way to Break Up?
Divorces and breakups are known to cause the same kind of pain and stress as the death of a loved one, moving, or losing a job. Today a growing movement of people are choosing conscious uncoupling to bring more mindfulness and peace to ending their relationships.  More
8 Ways to Cultivate More Creativity in Teens
Art and creativity can be easily overlooked in the development of young adults, but research shows it plays an important role in their lives. More
Omega Institute 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Summer Camp for Your Kids
Whether you view summer camp as a right of passage, or just a means to break up the dog days of summer, 10 million children and teens pack up and attend some sort of camp each year in the United States alone. Unlike the conventional camps of generations past, where boating and singing around the campfire were the norm, the contemporary camp experience has evolved to include everything from qigong to building mods for the online game Minecraft. More

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