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Albert F. Patient Expert

Melbourne, Australia
The Urban Monk - a weird name, but it suits me. My passion is in exploring all areas of human potential. Growing mentally, emotionally, philosophically and spiritually; as well as training in boxing and martial arts led me to identify with monks. Still, we live in an urban environment, and in that... Full Bio
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The Obstacles to Forgiveness – Common Misunderstandings by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Forgiveness is a major topic in religious, spiritual, and self-help circles; some teachings even say that forgiveness is the only thing we need. This is true in my experie ... Read on »
A Compassion Practice – The Missing Link in Self-Healing? by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Many people struggle with shame. Childhood experiences of shaming and of humiliation become internalised. Instead of seeing ourselves as innocent, unlucky, recipients of b ... Read on »
Self-Blame and Taking Responsibility by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body The man sitting in front of me was sobbing, grabbing at his hair, gripped in the throes of self-hatred*. “It is all my fault. I’m a horrible person, I’m rotten from the in ... Read on »
A Little Fable for the Broken Hearted by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body A few weeks ago, I suddenly began reminiscing about the very first girl I had fallen in love with. It was more than a decade ago, when I was just a teenager, and I haven’t ... Read on »
My Favourite Modalities and Techniques, Part 3 by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body This post provides mini-reviews of my favourite healing modalities – except these ones haven’t been supported by the scientific community, and in several cases, are actual ... Read on »
My Favourite Modalities and Techniques, Part 2 – The Old Faithfuls by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Other posts in this series so far: 1. Mainstream Psychological Approaches 2. The Old Faithfuls The Old Faithfuls This post provides mini-reviews of my favour ... Read on »
My Favourite Modalities and Techniques, Part 1 by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body The most common questions on this blog come from people who are suffering emotionally, and would like to know what they can do about it. While I always answer with “please ... Read on »
[Raw] Mourn Each Relationship Before It Ends by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body There is a woman I’ve grown very close to over the past couple of years. It wasn’t a romantic love, but we spent a lot of time together, and she was one of the few people ... Read on »
[Raw] Thoughts on Kindness by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Someone told me once, bring a gift for everyone, every time you see them. I think this is a great piece of advice. If you are thinking that this is impossible, realise ... Read on »
A Different Perspective on Stress Relief and Management by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Stress seems to be an inescapable part of life, doesn’t it? I remember one of my lectures on stress – I always thought stress just came from a high workload, but woah, I w ... Read on »
A Long Journey Through the Badlands by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body EPM – The Emotional Pain Model of behavior, a guest post by F. Elliot Siemon Our gracious Urban Monk host, posed an open question here a couple of months a ... Read on »
How to make your own decisions by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a guest post by Edward Ezeanu of People Skills Decoded . Thanks Edward! When I’m coaching a person, I will assist her in various way ... Read on »
Why We Do Dangerous Things and How to Stop by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Have you ever done something in the heat of the moment, and regret it later? In the cold light of the day, what you did last night seemed completely stupid, something that ... Read on »
The Definitive Guide to Getting the Most Out of Any Advice by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Editor’s Note: Today’s article is a guest post by John Anyasor. Thanks John! I’ve received many emails from concerned readers (thank you!) about my lack of posts and just ... Read on »
Why People Are Mean and What We Can Do by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body A friend came to me one day, feeling really upset. There was a man who had made her day thoroughly miserable; he was nasty, rude, and embarrassed her in front of her frien ... Read on »
Beauty Lies in Impermanence by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jay Miles . The universe is a chaotic place. Giant chunks of rock and ice soar through its cold expanse with no destina ... Read on »
Reader Discussion: Wrathful Compassion by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Compassion has always been said to be one of the most important spiritual practices. Making the decision to be kind towards everything and everyone is seen to be transform ... Read on »
The Root of All Fears – A Process for Fear and Anxiety by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body They say the root of all fears is the fear of death itself. I’ve heard this over and over again from spiritual teachers over the years. Other teachers talk about something ... Read on »
False Patterns, False Meanings by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Psychic powers, I remember my professor saying with a grin. We were in a lecture in research design, and he wanted to make a point. Pretend, he continued, that you are ... Read on »
The Yoga of Productivity by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Editor’s Note:This is a guest post by Christopher R. Edgar of Inner Productivity . Thanks Chris! Usually, when we think of productivity, images of well-ordered e- ... Read on »