Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert, and award-winning author. Featured as an expert in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in The Living Spiritual Teachers Project, he currently writes Psychology Today’s Practical Mindfulness Blog. A prolific writer whose career spans over 35 years, Donald has authored over 20 acclaimed and pioneering books on spirituality and mindfulness.
His best-selling The Mindfulness Toolbox won two national publishing Ben Franklin Gold awards as best book in both the Psychology and Mind-Body-Spirit categories. Two other books, Clearing Emotional Clutter and The Mindfulness Code were chosen as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Practice.
Donald spent several years as an adjunct professor at both the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and Portland State University. He also served the community as past Vice-President of the international organization, The Center for Mindful Eating. As a speaker and trainer, he has taught mindfulness and practices for stress reduction, depression, and anxiety to over 15,000 healthcare and business professionals.
A few things we talk about…
- Donald’s experience as a Buddhist monk
- Why he wrote Travelers
- What you can do when struggling with intrusive thoughts
- Why we need to get beyond labeling people with diagnoses
- What mindfulness looks like
- Why people struggle to sit in stillness with their thoughts
- The power of sitting in nature
- How science doesn’t show us the whole picture
- The controversy with diagnosing grief
- Why I was resistant to going to therapy
More from Donald Altman…
Visit Donald's website
Buy Donald's book, Travelers
Hangout with him on Facebook
Even more goodies…
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