Turning Troubles into Treasures


A podcast series from Applied Mindfulness Training exploring the challenges of modern life and offering meditation and mindfulness techniques to help make the most of our greatest resource—the human mind.

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Episode 3 – Deep Dive Detox

What do we mean when we say something like, “the mood of the whole room shifted”? We’re talking about energy. In this episode Carol S. Hyman discusses how we human beings can dig into a deeper level of experience — Jung called it the Collective Unconscious — and work with our own minds to begin to filter out negative patterns of behavior and energy that trouble our species. To help with this, she offers some basic mindfulness practice instruction, which is the key to both gaining insight into our own tendencies and connecting with the wakeful presence that will allow us to detoxify them. 


Start from the Beginning:

Episode 1 – Having Fun with Fear

There are a lot of things we might feel fearful about these days. But one thing we don’t have to be afraid of is feeling fear. In the inaugural episode of Applied Mindfulness Training’s podcast series, Turning Troubles into Treasures, Carol S. Hyman discusses how we can learn to work with fear, use it to gain insight, and even have fun with it.

If this is your first time meditating, we suggest you start with our 10-minute guided introduction to basic mindfulness meditation.


Episode 2 – Dancing with Desire

In this episode of Turning Troubles into Treasures, Carol S. Hyman discusses the double-edged sword of desire. Passion has many pitfalls and, as Buddhists note, it is deeply linked with suffering.  But it also has the potential to motivate us to do great things. Carol offers up some tools for developing a more playful and beneficial relationship with this constant companion.


Episode 3 – Deep Dive Detox

What do we mean when we say something like, “the mood of the whole room shifted”? We’re talking about energy. In this episode Carol S. Hyman discusses how we human beings can dig into a deeper level of experience — Jung called it the Collective Unconscious — and work with our own minds to begin to filter out negative patterns of behavior and energy that trouble our species. To help with this, she offers some basic mindfulness practice instruction, which is the key to both gaining insight into our own tendencies and connecting with the wakeful presence that will allow us to detoxify them.