Tools for Self-understanding and Reflection




The Burns Depression Inventory from The Feeling Good Handbook (see Booklist)


Life Stress Test --Evaluate the health impact of the life stressors you have faced in past two years.


Personality Typology Assessments


Attachment Styles and Close Relationships Aseessment Tool


Keirsey Temperament Sorter


Jung Typology Test


Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator



Psychospiritual Inspiration


For the Mind and Heart


Rick Hanson's Just One Thing. Based on his book Buddha's Brain, Hanson offers neuroscience-based reflections and practices to work with the mind in order to create a calmer brain.


Dharma Talks for Download or Streaming lists thousands of talks available for download or streaming. I've included just a few of my favorites here. The talks are offered for Dana, the Pali word meaning "generosity."


Joseph Goldstein "Beginning Meditation Instruction" Basic guidance for practicing Vipassana (Insight) Meditation by one of the earliest Western Vipassana Teachers, co-founder of Insight Meditation Society.


Tara Brach "Transforming Fear" This is an old talk that first led me to the work of Tara Brach, a reknowned Vipassana Buddhism teacher, psychologist, and author.


Eugene Cash "The World of Dew: A Talk on the Two Truths" The two truths address the paradox of living in dual realities, the Absolute (spiritual realms) and the Relative (ordinary life).


Gil Fronsdal " No Part Left Out: The Unity of Wisdom and Compassion" This talk looks at how one can use mindfulness, a practice of seeing and loving oneself, to heal childhood experiences of not having felt seen.





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