Linda has been an ardent practitioner and facilitator of personal growth and self transformation. Drawing on her own experiences of healing and awakening as well as more than two decades of integrative study, practice and teaching of transformational psychotherapies, vipassana meditation, life coaching, and facilitating groups and workshops to become a skillful guide interweaving many paths of compassionate, conscious connection.
She is passionate about integrating the paradigms and practices of modern neuroscience, Western relational psychology and Eastern contemplative practice to help people shift out of old patterns of response to life events – neural “swamp” or neural “cement” – to more flexible, adaptive patterns that lead to more authentic resilience and well-being.
As a consultant-trainer-facilitator, Linda offers clinical trainings and personal growth workshops. Participants learn practical tools to help reconfigure and rewire “stuck” brain-behavior patterns, reduce stress and burnout, restore a sense of perspective, and recover a sense of balance, wholeness, connections with others, and open-ended creativity. The renewed neural flexibility in the brain help them – and their clients – more from surviving to thriving, even flourishing.
As a seasoned clinician, she integrates mindfulness practice, experiential psychotherapies and findings from neuroscience and attachment research into a strong foundation of psychodynamic intersubjectivity.
As a skillful life coach, she respectfully guides clients through processes that evoke help them recover their capacities for resilience and bouncing back from the disappointments and disasters of their lives. Coaching includes:
• re-visioning one’s goals and dreams
• claiming one’s strengths and wisdom
• dramatically shifting perspectives, creating options, clarifying intentions
• creating action plans and measures of accountability
• moving steadily toward a life of more authentic purpose and fulfillment.
“…a groundbreaking integration of ancient contemplative wisdom, relational psychology, and modern neuroscience.”
Resilience is our innate capacity to face and handle life’s challenges, whether everyday disappointments or extraordinary disasters. Bouncing Back integrates brain science, relational psychology and mindfulness practices to help you change for the better old patterns of coping encoded in your neural circuitry and move into the five C’s of Coping: calm, clarity, connections to resources, competence, and courage.
Through using dozens of experiential exercises to rewire your brain, and understanding the neuroscience that explains why these tools and techniques work, you’ll be able to navigate the storms and struggles of life more quickly, more adaptively, more effectively.
Rick Hanson, in his forward to Bouncing Back, exclaims that “Linda Graham has distilled a lifetime of clinical practice and deep reflection into an eminently useful guide...a groundbreaking integration of ancient contemplative wisdom, relational psychology, and modern neuroscience.”