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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
Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, is cofounder of the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, and together with her husband, Harville Hendrix, developed Imago Relationship Therapy and the concept of “conscious partnership.” In this video, she describes how marriage can be empowering. Explore more from Helen LaKelly Hunt   More
Dubbed a “rising star” by Yoga Journal, Sadie Nardini travels across the United States and internationally, leading workshops that New York magazine says are “one of the top 10 ways to change your life.” Explore more from Sadie Nardini More
Oscar Award winning actress and social change activist, Jane Fonda talks to Eve Ensler about the importance of raising young boys to be emotionally literate men at the Women & Power Conference 2007. Explore more from Jane Fonda   More
Arielle Ford reveals how the idea for her best-selling book, The Soulmate Secret, originated when she decided to apply the tools she used to launch her successful business to finding the love of her life.   Explore more with Arielle Ford       More
Shivanter Singh is a 3HO certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, as well as an Integrative Nutrition health counselor. In this video, he discusses the sacred connection that comes from choosing your family. Learn more about Shivanter Singh: http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/726772/ More
Steve Carter, one of the founders of the Institute for Ecstatic Living, reveals a simple tantric exercise for men to practice to balance their energy in relationship to their partner. Learn more about Steve Carter: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/d392101dd6de977e28c6f117266c0143/ More
Founders of the Institute for Ecstatic Living, Lokita Carter and her husband, Steve Carter, reveal a simple tantric technique for shifting conflict in your relationship by reconnecting with your body. Learn more about Lokita Carter: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/b9cf297cc66c2f69a0dc6947a75b8837/ Learn more about Steve Carter: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/d392101dd6de977e28c6f117266c0143/ More

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Omega Institute Growing Into Yoga by Dan Siegel
Lessons in Mindful Awareness for Kids
For thousands of years, wisdom traditions have taught us that paying attention to the present moment has powerful positive effects on our health. In this new millennium, sci­ence has found empirically validated support for these ancient claims that what we do with our minds and our bodies influences our well-being and our happiness. There are many ways to learn to pay attention to our moment-by-moment experience with openness and kind regard. Mindfulness comes in many forms. More
Omega Institute Tofu & Teens: What To Do When Your Teen Wants to Go Vegetarian or Vegan
What To Do When Your Teen Wants to Go Vegetarian or Vegan
Teens can have many reasons for choosing a vegetarian or vegan diet. Here are some tips for supporting their latest culinary exploration. Learn How Committed They Are Whether it’s to boost their energy or to align with their friends’ food choices, start a conversation with your teen to hear more about their perspective. More
Omega Institute The Power of Forgiveness by Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman
How do we forgive those who have hurt us? How is it possible to reconcile our differences with individuals who have done us harm or hurt our families or those responsible for committing deliberate acts of violence? Is forgiveness imperative in all cases? Or is forgiveness a spiritual absolute we wrestle with but nearly always fall short of, unable to leave grievances behind or let bygones be bygones? More
Omega Institute Debunking Relationship Myths by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
An Interview With John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
Omega: You have engaged in long-term research to help shed light on why some marriages succeed and others don't. Aren’t relationships between individuals wholly unique and subject to environmental, chemical, and dynamic influences? John: That's an empirical question. Is there a similarity between relationships that aren’t working well? And relationships that are functioning well, are they similar to one another? And are the two groups different from one another? The answer to all three questions is “yes.”  More
Omega Institute Debunking Relationship Myths, Part 2 by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
An Interview With John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
Omega: With the subject of marriage equality in making national and international headlines, do you feel that we are at a dawning of a new era where the institution of marriage has an opportunity to find more relevance and meaning? More
Omega Institute Choosing Their Own Adventure: A Day In The Life of Omega Teen Camp
A Day in the Life of Omega Teen Camp
In the world of teen development, there’s a lot of buzz around activities with many kids juggling music lessons, homework, SAT prep, social events, sports, and more. But the flurry of school-year activities often comes to a stall in the summer. Teen schedules can shift from go-go-go to "teen summer limbo," a place with endless free time. More
Talking With Kids & Teens About Money
I was talking to my dentist today about flossing one’s teeth. He said the vast majority of his patients do not floss regularly and yet the handful that do are absolutely passionate about doing it. Interestingly, he observed the catalyst for starting to floss often was not “information” (i.e. people who floss have fewer dental issues) but rather something hitting them “emotionally” (i.e. a family member undergoing painful dental treatments). More
Omega Institute Remembering Jyoti: Calling on Men & Women to Help End the Culture of Violence Against Women by Mallika Dutt
Calling on Men & Women to Help End the Culture of Violence Against Women
One year ago, Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, boarded a bus with a friend and headed home. She never got there. Jyoti was brutally raped by the men on the bus, her injuries severe enough to kill her. The outcry that followed sent thousands of protesters—women and men—into the streets. That men were part of the protests is significant and signals an important shift in the way we globally respond to violence against women.  More
Omega Institute Thinking Outside of the "Man Box": An Interview With Tony Porter
An Interview With Tony Porter
Omega: What exactly is a “man box” and how does it serve, as well as inhibit, manhood?  Tony: The “man box” is how men have been collectively socialized to understand what it means to be a man. It doesn’t mean that all men respond in the same way to this collective socialization but it does mean that all men have an understanding of this socialization. More
The Pathway to a Civilization of Love
“The future of humanity will be decided not by relations between nations, but by relations between men and women.” Whether or not D. H. Lawrence was overstating the case in making this prophetic pronouncement, he was pointing to something very real. The crisis in relations between women and men is of massive proportions and is creating profound misery for literally billions of people across the planet. More

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