For All New Patients of Dr. Parker Wilson
Thank you for your trust and confidence!
Below are some important tasks that all new patients should complete within their first two weeks of therapy.
If Dr. Wilson has given you a psychiatric referral, please find your doctor’s name below and contact their office for an medication evaluation. Please make sure that your psychiatrist knows that you are a patient of Dr. Wilson's as this sometimes means you can be seen sooner:
Dr. Sekou Jones, 7950 E Prentice Ave, Suite 201 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone: 303-638-5943
Dr. Jadon Webb, 26 W Dry Creek Cr., Suite 600, Littleton, CO 80120 Phone: 303-801-1776
- All new patients should sign up for a free membership on AMI’s website: Please Click Here
- After creating your account with AMI, please do sign up for the AMI’s free weekly mindfulness tips delivered via email, as this will help you cultivate and maintain mindfulness
- All new patients at the Denver Psychotherapy Center receive solid training in mindfulness meditation, emotional intelligence, and concentration and cognitive stability techniques. This training begins with an eight hour seminar given by Dr. Parker Wilson on basic Buddhist psychology, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness meditation.
- Once your account has been created, please email Dr. Wilson to let him know. Dr. Wilson will then give your account access to the seminar, explain how to log in, and he will bill you for the seminar fee ($60) on your next invoice.
- Please listen to 2 hours of the seminar lecture per week until the material is completed in week four or five.
- Please practice the meditation: “Settling the body in its natural state” for 20 minutes if possible. Follow along with the seminar practice session until you have memorized the methodology and no longer need to listen. If 20 minutes is too long for you, feel free to lower the session length to ten or even five minutes.
- The key to meditation is consistency. Mediate for at least two five minutes sessions daily, six days a week. As the weeks move on, increase to two ten minute sessions daily, six days a week. By the end of therapy, the bar for meditation should be two twenty minute sessions daily, six days a week.
- For week #2, please move onto the methodology called "Settling the Speech in Its Natural State" for at least two ten minute sessions daily, six days a week. The best way to practice Shamatha meditation is to begin with "Settling the Body" for ten minutes, and then upshift to "Settling the Speech" for ten minutes without breaking meditation. Doing this twice daily, six days a week is the clinical goal for the cultivation of mindfulness.
- Dr. Wilson typically recommends one or more book(s) for the beginning of therapy, please find your recommended book(s) below:
- "When Things Fall Apart" by Ani Pema Chodron
- "Radical Acceptance" by Dr. Tara Bach
- "The Mindful Way Through Depression" by Teasdale et al
- "Man’s Search for Meaning" by Dr. Viktor Frankl
- "The Drama of the Gifted Child" by Dr. Alice Miller
- "Buddhism for Beginners" by Ani Thubten Chodron
- "Places That Scare You," by Ani Pema Chodron
- "Working with Anger" by Ani Thubten Chodron
- "Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents," by L. Gibson et al
- "Codependent No More," Melanie Beattie
If you have any questions or concerns at all, please reach out to Dr. Parker Wilson directly via email or text.