EMB #236: Clearing Emotional Clutter 1

On this episode of Exploring Mind and Body I have the opportunity to interview Donald Altman who is the author of Clearing Emotional Clutter. I feel like so many of us carry around our past, we’re weighed down emotionally and haven’t learned how to let go.

I like the example Donald used in the interview as he talks about Hoarding. Many of us have watched the show hoarders, and many of us have thought, ‘how could they live that way’. I’d imagine if you could look deep into our emotions, you’ll find emotional hoarding in most of us.

As a psychotherapist Donald has an interesting way of looking at the mind and helping us understand how to let go of mind clutter. He even discusses how we can retrain our brain and way of thinking so we can have more positive thoughts and emotions.

Who is Donald Altman?

Donald Altman is the author of Clearing Emotional Clutter, One-Minute Mindfulness, and several other books about mindfulness. He is a practicing psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk. An award-winning writer and an expert on mindful eating, he teaches in the neurobiology program at Portland State University.  Visit him online at http://www.mindfulpractices.com.

 clearing emotional clutter

Show Notes:

  • hoarding in the mind
  • lifestyle tools
  • studying at a monastery
  • compassion meditating
  • family mind clutter
  • childhood mind clutter
  • how to untie knots
  • step back from a situation
  • notice your anger
  • realize where your ‘knot’ came from
  • take an elevated view of your emotions
  • inner facebooking
  • navy seal positivity training

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