Dr. Miles Neale
Dr. Miles Neale is among the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers and a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy. He is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, international speaker, and faculty member of Tibet House US and Weill Cornell Medical College.
Miles is author of Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human along with it’s audio companion of guided meditations The Gradual Path (Sounds True, 2018) and coeditor of the groundbreaking volume Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2017). He is founder of the Contemplative Studies Program, a two-year online journey into Tibetan Buddhist mind science and mediation practice integrated with contemporary perspectives from neuroscience and psychotherapy. Miles is based in New York City.
Week 2 (or 3) of this great global experiment in social isolation has been throwing up all sorts of shadow aspects in our homes and in our lives. I have personally found myself staring into some of my most punitive, frustrating, and angry patterns as a lack of distraction brings little escape!
Social isolation, lack of exercise, and financial uncertainty are almost certainly going to lead to deteriorating mental health around the world.
And with this likely to be a medium term feature in our lives, it’s important we get real with it and learn how to do with our shadow aspects.
This week, fan-favourite and official coiner of the term “McMindfulness” – Dr. Miles Neale – comes back on the show to talk about how the pandemic meets all criteria of trauma, what impact that is having on our nervous systems, and how to navigate this most giant of hero’s journeys we have each been initiated into in our own way.
Dr. Miles Neale is a contemplative psychotherapist based in New York and one of the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers. He is an author, international speaker, and faculty member of Tibet House US and Weill Cornell Medical College.