1 hr 3 min

AEM #57 Thomas Bien – Mindfulness, Buddhism, Addictions and the Path To Happiness - Buddhist Psychology An Evolving Man Podcast

    • Mental Health

What is mindfulness? What is the path to happiness? How do we overcome addictions using mindfulness? And what are some of the key teachings of Buddhism?
Today I am speaking with Buddhist psychologist and best-selling author, Thomas Bien, PhD in a fascinating conversation about happiness, mindfulness and recovery from trauma and addictions.
Dr Bien has lectured around the world and spent time with the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hahn (or Thay).
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Dr. Thomas Bien is a licensed psychologist, author, and mindfulness teacher.  In addition to his doctorate in psychology, he also holds a master's degree in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.   
He is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters in psychology, especially in the areas of spirituality and addiction. He is the author of Mindful Recovery, Finding the Center Within, and Mindful Therapy. He is also the coeditor of Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship. 
Some of the topics and questions to cover:
I would love for you to share some of your journey. How did you get into the work you now do?I would love for you to share some of the insights you learned about the path to happiness. How do we lead a more contented and happier life?What are some of the Buddhist teachings that have had the greatest impact on you?What are some of the Buddhist teachings that have had the greatest impact on your clients?What are some of the barriers to happiness?How do we start to learn to enjoy the small, joyful moments more and more?Many of my listeners have been through a lot of trauma. What is your suggestion for those who have been through trauma? What has worked best for your clients and in the research that you've done?Could you talk about mindfulness and addictions please? In your work what is the cause of addictions and how does mindfulness help with the overcoming of addictions?What are some of the tools that you recommend for overcoming anxiety and stress?To learn more about Dr Bien work's please visit: https://www.mindfulpsychology.com/
And to purchase his books please visit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thomas-Bien/e/B001ITTUC6/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
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Piers is an author and a men's transformational coach and therapist who works mainly with trauma, boarding school issues, addictions and relationship problems.
He also runs online men's groups for ex-boarders, retreats and a podcast called An Evolving Man.
He is also the author of How to Survive and Thrive in Challenging Times. To purchase Piers first book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Survive-Thrive-Challenging-Times/dp/B088T5L251/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=piers+cross&qid=1609869608&sr=8-1
For more videos please visit: http://youtube.com/pierscross
For FB: https://www.facebook.com/pierscrosspublic
For Piers' website and a free training How To Find Peace In Everyday Life: https://www.piers-cross.com/community


Many blessings,

Piers Cross

http://piers-cross.com/

What is mindfulness? What is the path to happiness? How do we overcome addictions using mindfulness? And what are some of the key teachings of Buddhism?
Today I am speaking with Buddhist psychologist and best-selling author, Thomas Bien, PhD in a fascinating conversation about happiness, mindfulness and recovery from trauma and addictions.
Dr Bien has lectured around the world and spent time with the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hahn (or Thay).
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Dr. Thomas Bien is a licensed psychologist, author, and mindfulness teacher.  In addition to his doctorate in psychology, he also holds a master's degree in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.   
He is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters in psychology, especially in the areas of spirituality and addiction. He is the author of Mindful Recovery, Finding the Center Within, and Mindful Therapy. He is also the coeditor of Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship. 
Some of the topics and questions to cover:
I would love for you to share some of your journey. How did you get into the work you now do?I would love for you to share some of the insights you learned about the path to happiness. How do we lead a more contented and happier life?What are some of the Buddhist teachings that have had the greatest impact on you?What are some of the Buddhist teachings that have had the greatest impact on your clients?What are some of the barriers to happiness?How do we start to learn to enjoy the small, joyful moments more and more?Many of my listeners have been through a lot of trauma. What is your suggestion for those who have been through trauma? What has worked best for your clients and in the research that you've done?Could you talk about mindfulness and addictions please? In your work what is the cause of addictions and how does mindfulness help with the overcoming of addictions?What are some of the tools that you recommend for overcoming anxiety and stress?To learn more about Dr Bien work's please visit: https://www.mindfulpsychology.com/
And to purchase his books please visit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thomas-Bien/e/B001ITTUC6/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
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Piers is an author and a men's transformational coach and therapist who works mainly with trauma, boarding school issues, addictions and relationship problems.
He also runs online men's groups for ex-boarders, retreats and a podcast called An Evolving Man.
He is also the author of How to Survive and Thrive in Challenging Times. To purchase Piers first book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Survive-Thrive-Challenging-Times/dp/B088T5L251/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=piers+cross&qid=1609869608&sr=8-1
For more videos please visit: http://youtube.com/pierscross
For FB: https://www.facebook.com/pierscrosspublic
For Piers' website and a free training How To Find Peace In Everyday Life: https://www.piers-cross.com/community


Many blessings,

Piers Cross

http://piers-cross.com/

1 hr 3 min