Craig Mackie

Craig Mackie
Owner of Essential Change - Clinical Social Worker

Owner of Essential Change, faculty in the UofT AMM-Mind program, senior 16 Guidelines international trainer for Foundation for Developing Compassion, clinical social worker in private practice using Transformative Mindfulness Methods in psychotherapy and developed an internationally recognized 16 Guidelines For Life program for youth with addictions.

Transformative Mindfulness Methods: A Framework for Healing
Saturday, May 2, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This practice will give participants a direct experience of Transformative Mindfulness Methods (TMM) called Enhancing Positive Qualities. It is a receptive visualization exercise to help one thrive in these challenging times.

Developed by Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw over the past 30 years, they embody a universally accessible experiential approach to healing practices found in Tibetan Buddhism that enable the practitioner to encounter their suffering of any problems with the most compassion and clarity possible and then actualize a change in relationship to how this suffering is experienced physically, psychologically and spiritually. Rather than focus on symptom regulation and mind stabilization, this approach is a direct and often surprisingly profound way to transform painful situations.

This modality uses receptive visualization, rather than directive, along with a specific inquiry process in order to uncover a clear picture of the suffering. Transformative Mindfulness Methods also develops and strengthens a relationship with one’s deepest connection to a kind and wise self which influences a graceful transformation.

As a result, the links of attachment, aversion or avoidance that perpetuate someone’s suffering can be gradually alleviated naturally.

Three Takeaways:

  • Balance and overcome mental suffering.
  • Become more grounded and empowered.
  • To transform and find new meaning of your challenges or uncomfortable issues you are experiencing in life by connecting with your inner strength, wisdom and compassion.