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Internationally renowned psychic medium, John Holland has helped thousands of people reconnect with beloved family and friends who have died, often with spectacular results. In this video, he shares a powerful story of a woman who reconnected with the husband she lost on 9/11.   More
In this exercise, Barbara Stanny, MA, author of Overcoming Underearning, asks us to think back to our earliest memory of money in order to uncover how those decisions have shaped our financial life today. By revisiting those early memories, we can re-shape our outlook on money and change our current relationship to it.  More
Have you ever felt anxiety and wished you had a tool to overcome it? Internationally recognized clinical psychologist, EMDR expert, and author Laurel Parnell, PhD demonstrates a simple bilateral tapping technique to calm yourself down any time you feel anxious. More
Harville Hendrix, PhD, the internationally recognized relationship expert known for the best-seller Getting the Love You Want: A Guide For Couples and creator of Imago Relationship Therapy, says everyone marries an incompatible person. But that’s a good thing. The tension is where growth happens. More
Using Imago Relationship Therapy, internationally renowned expert Harville Hendrix, PhD, discusses the healing power of being in a relationship. Relationships are not only a way to connect with your partner but a path towards personal healing and growth. More
Harville Hendrix, PhD, the internationally recognized relationship expert known for the best-seller Getting the Love You Want: A Guide For Couples and creator of Imago Relationship Therapy, explains how real love starts when we truly see our partner as different from us. More
Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., cofounder of the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy with her husband Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., 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. More
Stephanie Coontz
Omega: You say marriage has changed more in the past 30 years than in the past 3,000 years and that the very traits that make marriage in our contemporary society more rewarding have also made it less stable. How so? More
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This is what the great choice comes down to—the great conflict between first-hand experience and tradition, between spontaneity and decorum, between compassion and obligation. Other life forms have no part in this. It’s strictly a human affair. The sapling doesn’t look to its elders for approval. It just grows toward the light. The bee feels its hunger and finds its honey. It doesn’t embark out of any sense of duty. When I speak of these things, distrustful minds, against all intention of getting involved, blurt out but we have to live in the real world. More
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Oh my god, I feel incredible! I’m so free and light! How come I’m not feeling any more pain in my body? Where has it all gone? Hey, why does it seem like my surroundings are moving away from me? But I’m not scared! Why am I not scared? Where has my fear gone? Oh wow, I can’t find the fear anymore! More
Omega Institute Learn to Forgive Yourself: An Interview With Tara Brach
Omega: Forgiving yourself can be just as hard as forgiving others. How can we find the self-compassion to forgive? Tara: If you can’t forgive yourself, then bring to mind someone that can forgive you and draw on his or her openheartedness to open your own heart. Think of a grandmother, friend, or spiritual figure, and imagine them looking at you with pure love, forgiveness, and mercy. Put your hand on your heart and imagine that being’s love moving into your heart. More
1. To Thine Own Self Be True More
More than 50 women veterans and service members, who were serving or had served in the military, attended retreats at Omega in the fall of 2014, and for many it was the first time they were exclusively among other women warriors. A year later, participants have shared the impact of their time at Omega. The first program, Stronger Together: A Retreat for Women Serving or Who Have Served in the Military, was held in September 2014, and the second program, Healing From Military Trauma: A Retreat for Military Women & Women Veterans, was held in October 2014. More
Omega: How do you see self-care as a particularly radical act of freedom and healing? How can meeting our individual needs bring us closer to being able to meet the needs of the many? More
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The support that is most helpful when we are in an emotionally charged state comes from other people empathizing with our situation and showing they care. This validation of our experience can then give us the courage we need to face the issue for ourselves. Imagine that you are walking alone in the dark. Perhaps it is on a dark street, in a dark room or hallway, or out on a trail at night, and you likely feel some discomfort or fear.  More
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True spirituality requires us to be fully present for life. For us to begin to look directly at the world situation is not a question of ceremony or of religion. Meditation helps us to look deeply at the sorrow that exists now in our world, and to look at our individual and collective relationship to it, to bear witness to it, to acknowledge it instead of running away. Without mindfulness and compassion the suffering is too great to bear. We close our minds. We close our eyes and our hearts. More
Omega recently hosted tweens and teens from two Hudson Valley organizations, Mill Street Loft and the North East Community Center (NECC), to explore campus and some quintessential Omega offerings.  Tweens who visited from Mill Street Loft, based in the City of Poughkeepsie, were part of an outreach program that addresses issues for at-risk girls, providing learning and life skills and fostering self-esteem and personal empowerment. More