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Dr. Patriquin is a physician, speaker, and teacher of mindfulness meditation and transformational inquiry in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Her personal quest for well being is informed by her medical studies on the brain and on the nature of thought.
 
Lara is available for keynote lectures and grand rounds, organizational development, as well as individual coaching. 
 
Workshops
Lara offers monthly public workshops in transformative inquiry in Albuquerque, NM.  For more information and to be alerted of upcoming workshops click here. 

Nov 18, 2018

The Work before the holidays

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Until it isn't.

When we spend more time with family (or miss them), when we eat more, drink more, exercise less, when we spend more and interact more with people that might irritate us... things come up!

This is why this time can be so difficult.

It is the perfect time to dig into our practice of questioning our own thinking. Because it isn't the people "out there" that cause stress, but our stories about said people.

This is why the work is so critical to my peace of mind this time of year. Triggered? I write it down, call a friend or do self-inquiry. It works so well, I am not sure how I managed without it.

Perhaps "managed" is the keyword. When I want to go beyond simply managing, to consider digging in, loving, appreciating this life, I do the work. It is my shot at serenity.

Join me and other local teachers to learn this practice, with the intention of establishing your own practice.

20$ donation to the NM Soccer Foundation appreciated. Bring cash, check, or donate here:
https://www.paypal.me/NMSoccerFoundation

Sep 16, 2018

The Work of Byron Katie, back to basics

It is a new year! For me, this means going back to basics and a recommitment to practice.

Please join me as I explain the process, trowing in a little evolutionary psychology, and practice together. It will be wonderful to see you all again.

What I love about "the work" is we use the very thought that bums us out, to elevate us from our funk. Poison as medicine.

This simple process has changed so much and brought light to my mind so much faster than I would have ever imagined.

This monthly session is open to beginners and experts alike.

20$ donation to the NM Soccer Foundation appreciated. Bring cash, check, or donate here:
https://www.paypal.me/NMSoccerFoundation

Jan 21, 2018

Workshop: Right and Left Brain Thinking

I noticed spending time with family this Christmas, that my mind seemed to operate in two modes. One mode was the comparing, judgemental mind. The one that was talking to me, saying "we should not be disagreeing with each other at the dinner table, this is terrible" or "I wish I had a beautiful home like my sisters". Then, sometimes, my mind would go into what I now call "living mode", where I just was. Where I would watch my relatives with appreciation and gratitude and not overthink everything, in the conventional sense of thinking. That space got quite creative and fun and was able to ride the "less agreeable" aspects of family time without undue drama. Continued here...

Dec 10, 2017

Public Workshop: Question you assumtions, holiday edition, Part 2

In our last workshop we looked into what it was about the holidays that drive us crazy. Who and what trigger us and why. Then we wrote worksheets about those situations. The results were mind blowing! We noticed that the holidays seem to heighten complaints we have during the year. Complaints we have been carrying a lifetime! Such a powerful place to notice what is going on in this mind. 

We will keep at it this month, it is my wish that we be as clear and joyous as possible this holiday season. I know doing the work on my stressful beliefs is so effective and leaves me in a place of peace and gratitude. And no one has to change! I don't need to understand or change anyone, just my thinking. Peace! 

All are welcome. 

A 10-20$ donation to the NM Soccer Foundation grately appreciated (bring cash, check or donate online here: http://www.nmsoccerfoundation.org/donate

Nov 17, 2017

2017 NM General Services Department/Risk Management CLE program

Guest speaker: Mindfulness for lawyers. 

Nov 12, 2017

Public Workshop: Question you assumtions, holiday edition

"It's the most wonderful time of the year". If you are like me, these holiday jingles drive you crazy. It feels like everyone wants me to be happy but I often find myself the least happy of the year. The gift of holiday stress should not be overlooked. All those assumptions that drive me nuts, such as, "I should happily purchase and receive gifts", "My kids should be gracious" "my in laws should agree with my political views" "my sister shouldn't live so far away" belong on paper and questioned. Life beyond my complaints (which do not seem to change much year to year) is much sweeter, more peaceful. I can enjoy the time off, the family and the food. Join us for an afternoon of inquiring into holiday complaints, or anything else that steals your precious peace of mind.

Oct 14, 2017

Guest Speaker: South Central Chapter, Medical LIbrary Association

The neuroscience of wellness. 

Oct 10, 2017

Presbyterian Health Care System, New Provider Conference: Enriching Your Experience: Resiliency

Mindfulness for Physicians: habits for the long haul. 

Guest speaker at CME conference for new practitioners. 

 

Dr. Patriquin is a meditation instructor and radiologist. She’ll speak on the science of meditation and where science and spirituality meet.

Sep 24, 2017

Inquiry Workshop for beginner and advanced practitioners

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

This month I invite you to notice the energy of kindness. What does it feel like to live out of that mental space?  

Bring to mind a time when you felt driven by kindness. This could be with a patient or client, having open communication with a friend in need, opening a door for someone, hugging a child. Notice how that energy feels. Notice the ease and efficiency of it. Living is easy in those moments. 

Notice when you leave this energy. The thoughts and stories that pull us out of that peaceful way of being belong on paper. The validity of these thoughts need to be questioned. When we do this using inquiry, we can return to that easy state of kindness. 

Join us for an afternoon of questioning. We will review the basics of this process and question the assumptions we make about this world that keep us trapped in the opposite of kindness: stress, dis-ease, fatigue. 

This monthly workshop is open to beginner and advanced practitioners and is a delightful way to meet people. I have enjoyed it immensely. 

Cost: 10-20$ depending on income (you choose). All donations go to the New Mexico Soccer Foundation. We help low income kids afford soccer fees so they can stay healthy. Bring cash or check or donate here. 

Aug 22, 2017

Professional Business of New Mexico, Santa Fe Chapter, Guest Speaker

Reliably Accessing the Creative Mind. Lara will demonstrate practices that allow you to work with stressful thoughts, giving you more control over your capacity for creative thinking. Leaving you in your best mind space: creative, compassionate and intelligent. 

Aug 11, 2017

Presbyterian Wellness Series: Self Care is not Selfish. Guest Speaker

Noon-1 p.m. James H. Hinton Auditorium – Cooper Center

 

Dr. Patriquin is a meditation instructor and radiologist. She’ll speak on the science of meditation and where science and spirituality meet.

May 19, 2017

Special Daylong Retreat with Guest Teacher Sarah Maya Coté

Join us for a day long  exploration of the Work in a peaceful and intimate environment in the North Valley.  

Sarah Maya Coté is certified practitioner of the Work of Byron Katie with many years of experience sharing this with people of all communities. 

She has a quiet and peaceful approach that belies her razor sharp intelligence and trust in this process. Working with her is like being disarmed, peacefully and with great joy. I am so excited! 

Schedule

Friday May 19th 2017
9am- 4pm

Explore the peace that comes from questioning the thoughts that destroy our peace of mind. All is welcome in this light-hearted, safe community environment. 

More Information and registration here.

Apr 21, 2017

NMSRT Guest Speaker: Mindfulness for Radiology Technologists

Healthcare Professionals in general suffer significantly more anxiety and depression than other professional groups. A balanced mind can offer some relief from the stresses of hospital work. 

Apr 09, 2017

Introduction to The Work: How to do the work in every day life

Stress is a wonderful indicator telling us that we are believing in a thought that isn't true. Next time you feel that discomfort, notice what thought preceded it. 

Once we notice what these thoughts are, we can inquire into their truth through the process of "the work". This allows us to see clearly where we are not thinking straight, where we are hurting ourselves by believing our thoughts. 

Sunday, Nov 13, 2 pm

Mar 12, 2017

Introduction to The Work: How to do the work in every day life

Stress is a wonderful indicator telling us that we are believing in a thought that isn't true. Next time you feel that discomfort, notice what thought preceded it. 

Once we notice what these thoughts are, we can inquire into their truth through the process of "the work". This allows us to see clearly where we are not thinking straight, where we are hurting ourselves by believing our thoughts. 

Sunday, Nov 13, 2 pm

Feb 15, 2017

University of British Columbia Radiology Workshop: Receiving Feedback

Receiving negative feedback is amongst the most stressful events in medicine. Certainly in radiology, where interpretations and images sit side by side, this can be seen as shame and can can lead to significant stress and even depression. Burn out is compounded by being told we made a mistake. 

How can we use negative feedback as a source of inspiration or a call to learn something about ourselves? This three hour workshop will explore practices that can help turning receiving feedback into a positive event. 

Dec 04, 2016

Workshop: The Work of Byron Katie

Stress is a wonderful indicator telling us that we are believing in a thought that isn't true. Next time you feel that discomfort, notice what thought preceded it. 

Once we notice what these thoughts are, we can inquire into their truth through the process of "the work". This allows us to see clearly where we are not thinking straight, where we are hurting ourselves by believing our thoughts. 

Sunday, Nov 13, 2 pm

Nov 13, 2016

Public Talk: The Work of Byron Katie

Stress is a wonderful indicator telling us that we are believing in a thought that isn't true. Next time you feel that discomfort, notice what thought preceded it. 

Once we notice what these thoughts are, we can inquire into their truth through the process of "the work". This allows us to see clearly where we are not thinking straight, where we are hurting ourselves by believing our thoughts. 

Sunday, Nov 13, 2 pm

Oct 27, 2016

S.i. Systems annual convention, guest speaker

S.i. Systems is a privately held national supplier of on demand professionals and is one of North America's largest staffing companies. S.i. was founded during the inception of the IT contracting trend as an end-to-end, on demand IT professionals contracting organization. 

Oct 26, 2016

Well Woman Conference, guest speaker

Welcome to the second annual Well Woman SuperPOWER Retreat. Come connect with yourself and with other powerful women, as we journey together to find and use the superpowers that make us the awesome women we are.

Oct 02, 2016

Public Talk: The Work of Byron Katie

Stress is a wonderful indicator telling us that we are believing in a thought that isn't true. Next time you feel that discomfort, notice what thought preceded it. 

Once we notice what these thoughts are, we can inquire into their truth through the process of "the work". This allows us to see clearly where we are not thinking straight, where we are hurting ourselves by believing our thoughts. 

Oct 01, 2016

Mindfulness for Physicians and Health Care Providers, 5 AMA-CME credits

Physicians and Healthcare Professionals in general suffer significantly more anxiety and depression than other professional groups. A third of medical students are depressed. And despite our high rates of burnout and depression, we are weary of outside help and often too proud to speak up.

Mindfulness meditation offers a path of out.

Aug 14, 2016

Public Talk: The Work of Byron Katie

Stress is a wonderful indicator telling us that we are believing in a thought that isn't true. Next time you feel that discomfort, notice what thought preceded it. 

Once we notice what these thoughts are, we can inquire into their truth through the process of "the work". This allows us to see clearly where we are not thinking straight, where we are hurting ourselves by believing our thoughts. 

Jul 09, 2016

Daylong retreat: Mindfulness for Physicians and Health Care Providers, 5 AMA-CME credits

Physicians and Healthcare Professionals in general suffer significantly more anxiety and depression than other professional groups. A third of medical students are depressed. And despite our high rates of burnout and depression, we are weary of outside help and often too proud to speak up.

Mindfulness meditation offers a path of out.

Jun 18, 2016

Daylong retreat, Bosque Center: The Work of Byron Katie

Stress is a wonderful indicator telling us that we are believing in a thought that isn't true. Next time you feel that discomfort, notice what thought preceded it. 

Once we notice what these thoughts are, we can inquire into their truth through the process of "the work". This allows us to see clearly where we are not thinking straight, where we are hurting ourselves by believing our thoughts. 

Mar 17, 2016

Guest Speaker: Society of Abdominal Radiology, Annual Meeting, Kona Hawaii

"The neuroradiology of Wellness: mindfulness for radiologists"

Nov 02, 2015

Brown University, Department of Radiology, Grand Rounds

Daylong retreat for radiology residents including didactic lectures, guided conversations and multiple practice sessions, with the goal of helping residents work with stress. 

Oct 31, 2015

President's Address: 94th Annual Meeting of the South Cental Section of American Urological Association

The Neuroradiology of Wellness, stress reduction for physicians. Scottsdale, AZ.

Oct 03, 2015

Mindfulness for Physicians and Health Care Providers, 5 AMA-CME credits

Physicians and Healthcare Professionals in general suffer significantly more anxiety and depression than other professional groups. A third of medical students are depressed. And despite our high rates of burnout and depression, we are weary of outside help and often too proud to speak up.

Mindfulness meditation offers a path of out.

Sep 18, 2015

University of British Columbia, Department of Radiology, Residency Rounds

"The neuroradiology of Wellness: mindfulness for radiologists"

Aug 05, 2015

Cornell University, Department of Radiology, Radiology Grand Rounds

"The neuroradiology of Wellness: mindfulness for radiologists"

Jun 29, 2015

University of Toronto, Department of Medical Biophysics

"The neuroradiology of Wellness: mindfulness for radiologists"

Oct 03, 2014

Mindfulness for the Entrepreneur

I am both excited and honored to speak at one of my favorite insitutions, AccionNM. Through microlending Accion supports entrepreneurs throughout the Southwest. 

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