Awakenings in real life
waking up through trauma
In this episode, Ashley shares her story of transformation as she made the leap from a career in real estate in New York City, to getting sober and becoming a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher in Los Angeles, California. She walks us through her own journey of trauma healing, including her personal story of reprocessing memories of abuse. (EMDR is a wonderful practice of healing trauma!) Ashley speaks about her process of recovery, and how she learned to integrate and access mindful awareness as well as how she guides others in her own psychotherapy and mindfulness practice! You can also find her guided meditations on the meditation app Evenflow of which she is the owner and Curriculum director.
9 Life Changing Quotes From L.A.'s Most Forward Thinking Doctors & Healers
Los Angeles, the birthplace of cutting edge health and wellness trends. Perhaps it's the the sunshine (because it certainly isn't the air quality) that inspires these wellness experts to thrive.
TED Women 2018 Leadership Intensive
ALLEVIATING STRESS WITH MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION
Ashley Graber & Shira Myrow offered an in-depth look at the profound physiological and psychological effects of chronic stress. While most of us know we’re addicted to our i-phones and social media, we don’t realize how being plugged in all the time can undermine our focus and effectiveness. Understanding how our brain's stress response works and implementing mindfulness tools can help us become more self aware and grounded when we need to make clear choices --despite feeling stressed.
Wisdom 2.0 conference
Meditation and Psychology are the Key to Building Resilience
I was a speaker at Mindfulness & Technology conference, Wisdom 2.0. There are many psychological theories and meditation practices that promise to reduce stress and bring peace, calm, and even happiness, so why are so many people still unhappy and unable to apply these practices to their daily life? My years of meditative practice and work as a licensed psychotherapist have lead me to understand how the combination of meditation and psychology are the key to building resilience. When we become truly resilient we can take on our troubles because we know that we can bounce back in the face of adversity. In this engaging and interactive talk, I will share simple ways to combine both meditative practices on and off the cushion and psychology to cultivate the essential skill of resilience.
Good Morning LaLa Land
Mindfulness & Meditation as Important Habit
Good morning La La LAnd, America's first streaming video talk show network, had me on the show in their inaugural year. Dr. Erin, Rob Mack and Jezlan are "all about the mindset of the dreamers" and learning to love one's self. They interviewed me about my journey to becoming a psychotherapist and meditation and mindfulness expert. As usual, you'll get some simple tips.
BEING TRULY MINDFUL
If you are a psychotherapist looking for ways to bring meditation and mindfulness practices into your therapy practice this is the podcast for you. Curt and Katie, owners of the cool Modern Therapist Survival Guide Podcast and the inventors of The Therapy Reimagined Conference talk with me about mindfulness and meditation – how to incorporate into daily life, considerations for teaching your clients, and the things that therapists can get wrong when using mindfulness interventions!
Mindfulness so easy a kid could to it
Mindful Mama and owner of the super foods company, Philosophie, Sophie Jaffe and her addiction specialist husband and author Adi Jaffee had me on their super honest and raw podcast IGNDT talking about meditation and mindfulness practices for the family. We get real about making meditation and mindfulness work in the family and truth be known, for anyone.
Meridian Counseling: The Guiding Compass
CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH MINDFULNESS
Sandra Kushner, a colleague and owner of The Guiding Compass Podcast, had me on her podcast talking about practical ways to in cooperate the practice into your day-to-day life and the importance of creating a routine around your daily practice.
Mind Body Green
The Complete Guide To Online Meditation Resources
I've been studying and practicing meditation and mindfulness for 10 years. I’ve taken courses, read articles, and practiced for countless hours. Over these years, I've discovered there are a lot of sources for meditation guidance out there, but some are better than others. Having done the legwork, I can share with you my favorite apps, videos, blogs, online courses, and free resources to help you start or deepen your practice.
Yale Street Therapy
When saying sorry isn’t enough: how to make amends
We all make mistakes and often they involve hurting another person. This is part of life – from the time we are born until they day we die, making mistakes will be a part of our life, so what do we do if we hurt someone’s feelings? There’s no shame in making genuine mistakes or admitting our wrong doings, but what if the person you are trying to “make it right” with won’t let you? What if they flat out refuse to forgive you?
Ways to beat holiday stress that actually help
Don’t forget that “no” is a complete sentence. “Saying yes when you want to say no is a setup for added stress,” says Ashley Graber, curriculum co-director at Evenflow. Family, friends and coworkers ask a lot of you this time of year. Graber reminds us to use this as an opportunity to practice doing what is right for you.
Good News Network
how to stop the runaway train of anxiety in 4 steps
Anxiety can feel like a runaway train – and when it’s coming, we often tell ourselves a story; we over identify with what’s happening; and unfortunately, this only serves to intensify the speed of the train, rather than slow it down.
staying steady in the face of anxiety
By definition, anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or nervousness about something with an uncertain outcome or an imminent event and involves both psychological and physical symptoms. These symptoms differ significantly from one person to another according to the type and degree of the seeming threat. But not all anxiety is bad. Anxiety is also a protective mechanism that prevents us from getting into precarious situations and can help us escape should we find ourselves in one. Anxiety can also increase our performance and endurance in a positive way.
INtro to Evenflow Anxiety Series
Learn how to understand and diffuse anxious thoughts and feelings and work with them in new ways in my series on Anxiety on the Evenflow app. Evenflow is a mindfulness & meditation company that helps you take your practice into daily life. We offer you daily support with our unique meditation app, custom programs for companies and schools, and one on one mentoring. Everything you need to get through life's challenges with more ease and less stress.
YST Mindfulness & Meditation Blog
Mindfulness so easy, a kid could do it
For our first Mindful Tool, I’d like to introduce the “Mind Jar” or “Calm Down Jar.” — The jar represents the mind; the glitter represents thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. When we shake it up this represents when we are overwhelmed, stressed, upset, and/or overly excited to the point that we cannot see clearly. Our perception becomes cloudy. We can be more "reactive" to life from this place, as opposed to "responsive". It can feel like there is a storm inside which makes us feel unsteady. To help balance and steady ourselves we can practice coming to our senses...literally...by focusing on one of our senses.