For episode 212 of the Metta Hour, we continue our Mental Health Series with meditation teacher and author Kimberly Brown.
In this series, Sharon is speaking with teachers, experts, and health advocates to explore and destigmatize mental health, applying the tools of Buddhist wisdom and spiritual practice. This multi-part series aires every other week in the coming months. In this episode, Sharon is joined by author and meditation teacher Kimberly Brown. Kim is a guide to the transformative power of compassion and love, interpreting traditional Buddhist techniques into accessible and relevant practices for modern life.
Kimberly Brown is a meditation teacher and the author Steady, “Calm, and Brave” and “Navigating Grief And Loss,” both published by Prometheus Books. In this conversation, Kim and Sharon discuss:
• Kim’s first education about Mental Health
• Today’s Mental Health statistics
• Kim’s childhood belief something was wrong with her
• The year of being human
• The harmfulness of normative culture
• Taking apart stigma
• Kim’s training in Psychotherapy
• The healing connection of community
• Who’s your alley on this journey?
• Developing emotional intelligence
• How compassion affects mental health
• The inspiration for Kim’s new books
• Kim’s teachings on grief
• The necessity of courage to face ourselves
• Rituals that support grieving
The conversation closes with a guided meditation on awareness led by Kim. To learn more about Kim’s work, and to get a copy of her books you can visit her website at meditationwithheart.com