Dr. Treyvaud

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Long-term intensive group psychotherapy – a magnificent therapeutic modality in danger of extinction

Group Psychotherapy provides exactly the kind of safe, but intense transformative environment some of us need to heal deeply. On June 14, 2020, Dr. John Salvendy, co-founder and first president of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association sadly passed away. In 1984 he became my group psychotherapy supervisor during my psychiatric residency at the University of Toronto. Within 3 years he taught me everything I needed to know to begin my own 35 years of group psychotherapy practice. […]

By |2022-04-10T16:23:42+00:00July 26th, 2020|Mindfulness|

Our COVID-19 Program Approach

Navigating our mindfulness and therapy programs in COVID times. Our government is following a general world-wide trend of beginning to loosen our social isolation so that society can get back to more ‘normal’ interaction patterns, work, and economic prosperity. Within this context, our team had to decide when we can start meeting with our patients, students, and participants in person again. […]

By |2021-08-11T19:26:34+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Short reflections|

Why Transcendence And Emptiness Are Pure Love

When we train our minds to expand consciousness In my two blogs ‘Initiation Renaissance In Our Pandemic Times’ and ‘Wu Wei’, I wrote about a subjective, yet universally accessible dimension of reality that opens up like wakefulness emerging from a dream, when we train our minds to expand consciousness through successive stages of depth and integration, all the way to the realization of the transcendental emptiness of Being. […]

By |2021-04-06T13:58:28+00:00May 30th, 2020|Mindfulness|

WU Wei

Life unfolds between moments of doing something and moments of doing nothing. One is the opposite of the other in the same dimension of external appearances. Life seems to pendulate between the polarities of activity and rest. But that is just the surface. There is a third doing belonging to another dimension: Non-doing at the core of both doing something and doing nothing. This non-doing is the secret bridge to life’s dimension that in its becoming and disappearing, arising and fading, is independent of whether we do something or do nothing. From the depths of this other dimension of life, or of Life (with capital L) if you so want, the law of Being manifests as one of the most essentially human characteristics – presence. [...]

By |2021-05-18T13:45:13+00:00May 9th, 2020|Mindfulness|

Initiation Renaissance In Our Pandemic Times

Mindsight in Our Pandemic Times COVID is one of those unpredictable natural phenomena that throws the whole of humanity into multi-level turmoil, challenging much of how we thought we can live our lives. We are forced to reflect, review and rethink how we live on this planet, making it improbable to hold on to the old consciousness horizons we were used to. This can be seen as a form of initiation we are willy-nilly subjected to. […]

By |2021-05-25T14:29:17+00:00April 18th, 2020|Essays, Mindfulness|

Counteracting Our Mind’s Deceptive Ways – The Case For Careful Self-Monitoring

Counteracting Our Mind’s Deceptive Ways in Meditation The Case For Careful Self-Monitoring We constantly intend many things in life, but all too often what turns out does not correspond to what we intended. We then blame factors outside our control, rather than noticing that we undermine our own intentions. How so? A very simple mechanism plays a predominant role: We forget to self-monitor, assuming that once an intention has run out of the gate, the stars are properly aligned for all concerned neurofirings to shoot in the same direction as they do the intention’s bidding. This could not be more wrong! Just because we intend something, does not mean that our actions actually follow what we intend at all. […]

By |2021-05-25T14:38:01+00:00March 18th, 2020|Mindfulness|

How To Show Up For Transcendental Being

Transcendental Being Let me preface this blog with a healthy dose of reservations and skepticism. This topic lends itself to idealizations and unrealistic fantasies of deliverance from suffering the human mind is all too ready to indulge in. […]

By |2021-05-25T14:50:04+00:00March 1st, 2020|Mindfulness|

What Is Transcendence?

Transcendence is about the journey of discovering an infinitely wider context of our truth. I often use this word, which of course in strictly dictionary terms can mean many things, depending on context. You might be surprised to hear it from me, a psychiatrist with a solid footing in science, since from the sound of it, transcendence seems to denote an esoteric, far away place in some kind of spirit world you may or may not believe in. That is too vague a notion to be useful in our context of meditative explorations of the mind, which is why a clearer explanation is in order. […]

By |2021-05-25T14:55:12+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Mindfulness|


Your Mindfulness  Journey in a New Year – 2020 As we begin a new decade and continue on the mindful path, on behalf of the Mindfulness Centre team I wish everyone a wonderfully wholesome, healthy, successful and peaceful new year. As we leave 2019 behind, we also leave some times of difficulty and other times of excitement behind. […]

By |2021-06-08T13:47:16+00:00January 14th, 2020|Mindfulness|
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