Being with Pain Lesson Five – Videos


Joanna Macy Embracing Pain

A brief interview with Joanna Macy, writer and teacher of eco-spirituality. Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. In her workshops she counsels the embracing of pain about the world as a way of deepening our connection to it. For more information about Joanna Macy’s books and workshops, please visit

Joanna Macy - World as Lover, World as Self: The Wisdom of our Grief and Outrage

This video addresses the fact that we all need emotional self-care.

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

How Nature Heals, a Talk by Kris Abrams

How Does Nature Heal? A talk given by psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner Kris Abrams of Cedar Tree Healing Arts in Boulder, CO on April 25, 2015 as part of the MeSimple inaugural symposium. For more information on MeSimple, see For more information on Kris’ private practice, see