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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
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
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 Being the Part, Feeling the Whole by Mark Nepo
During the last eight months of my father's life, he was in and out of hospitals and rehabilitation centers. I had flown in to see him again. When I arrived, he was sleeping and my brother said he was having a hard day. I sat by his side. When he woke, he didn't know who I was. This had never happened before. More
Omega Institute A Closer Look at Constellations by Bert Hellinger
An Interview With Bert Hellinger
Martin: First, a question concerning the expression coined by you, “the orders of love.” What does this mean? Bert: Order is that according to which something develops. A tree for instance develops according to an order. Otherwise it will not be a tree any longer. And yet every tree is different. Order isn’t something static. It is a living principle. Love, of course, means here the relationship between humans. It also succeeds according to certain orders. When we know about these orders, our relationships succeed better. More
Omega Institute A Camp Where Introverts Can Thrive
When I was approaching seventh grade, I realized I was an introvert. That summer, Omega Teen Camp (OTC) helped me find the social and outgoing part of myself and embrace it. OTC is a warm, open, and welcoming place. That made it really easy for me to just go up to someone and say, “Hi.” There's no reason for pretense. There are no charades—you meet other campers and counselors and they’re not afraid to be exactly who they are. Some of my closest friends, to this day, are people I met at camp. More
Omega Institute Compassion in Action by Ram Dass
Compassion in action is paradoxical and mysterious. It is absolute, yet continually changing. It accepts that everything is happening exactly as it should, and it works with a full-hearted commitment to change. More
Stephanie Coontz
An Interview With Stephanie Coontz
Omega: You say marriage has changed more in the past 30 years than in the past 3,000 years. You’ve said that the very traits that make marriage in our contemporary society more rewarding have also made it less stable. How so? More
Marriage and Gender Equality Today
An Interview With Stephanie Coontz
Omega: You’ve noted that the gains of feminism in achieving gender equality interact in contradictory ways with growing economic inequality. What is the most urgent role of feminism going forward?  More
Omega Institute How Teen Camp Helped Me Cope
When I showed up for Omega Teen Camp at the age of 15, I was overweight and introverted and I didn’t have any friends. I guess you could say I came from a broken home. My parents divorced when I was 12, and after that, my motivation evaporated. I started doing poorly in school. I had serious issues with my father. And I didn’t do the normal things kids do, like go to the park and play ball. Instead, I’d stand on the sidelines or draw or play video games. More
Omega Institute The Science of Mindfulness by Daniel Rechtschaffen
In practicing mindfulness, we can learn to effectively integrate different parts of the brain and mediate internal conflicts. There is a basic neuroscience concept, “Nerve cells that fire together, wire together.” Due to recent findings of neural plasticity, which is the ability for the connections in our brains to change and adapt throughout our lives, we now understand that our brains can generate stronger and healthier neural connections based on our mental habits. More
Creating a Global Culture of Equality and Care
What does it mean to be a man or woman today?  What will it mean in the future? How can we grow out of old roles that stifle us? How can we move from a culture of violence to a culture of care? How can we transcend what we have now to a world in which we can be fully human—together? More

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