Mindfulness-based therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on, as the name suggests, the cultivation of mindfulness. There are a number of different therapeutic practices that fall under the category of mindfulness-based (or use components of mindfulness), including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Hakomi, among others. Mindfulness-based therapy is generally designed to help a client’s attention focus on the present moment and research has found it to be effective for many conditions, including anxiety, depression, stress and chronic pain.
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According one of my favorite authors and experts in mental health, Daniel Siegel,'recent studies of mindfulness practices reveal that they can result in profound improvements in a range of physiological, mental, and interpersonal domains in our lives. ' I weave mindfulness into every therapeutic interaction as I believe it is the foundation for mental wellness.
\'Mindfulness\' as used in my training background means \'sustained, non-judgmental attention.\' This kind of mindfulness is not meditation; it is a therapeutic technique applied explicitly to promote insight and relieve distress. Mindful observation of one\'s feelings, sensations, and reactions, is a part of many therapy sessions, and may be done eyes-open or eyes-closed, as a client\'s comfort allows.
I use Focusing and somatic based techniques to help individuals experience, except and heal emotions in the body. I also use mindfulness as a way to get more centered and present, reducing anxiety and learning ways to get unhooked from unhelpful thoughts.
My main approaches to therapy blend Eastern wisdom with Western science and include the use of mindfulness. I draw from Hakomi and RC-S (Re-Creation of the Self) approaches that allow us to uncover unconscious motivations for our behavior, hidden strengths we never knew we had, and cultivate a compassionate and non-judgmental attitude towards ourselves and others.\n\n
Using mindfulness with counseling, habitual feelings and thoughts become the focus of awareness. Mindfulness, when applied skillfully, can help slow down the process of therapy to a pace that feels safe, lowering noise and increasing inner sensitivity and insight potential.
I utilize mindfulness for many of my clients who experience anxiety in different forms. This may look like deep breathing, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and learning to be in the present (often a combination of all of these!)
True Mindfulness emphasizes the skills of acceptance and remaining present. I have used mindfulness techniques in my personal life for over 15 years. Additionally I have attended trainings and seminars focused on applying these techniques in therapy practice. I have 3 years experience integrating meditation and present minded interventions within the therapeutic setting.
I am trained in Hakomi, an orientation that uses mindfulness to illuminate how you organize your experience and supports profound change to the core beliefs that limit your happiness. I have practiced mindfulness meditation for many years and believe that by strengthening our awareness of the present moment, we greatly enhance our capacity to enjoy the gifts of being human.
I have been practicing mindfulness meditation for thirty years and was chosen to be part of Stanford University\'s CCARE program, where we were trained in Compassion Cultivation and Mindfulness. For years I have facilitated Mindfulness and Compassion groups at Portland Center for Compassion, of which I am founder. Research and neuroscience both document the effectiveness of mindfulness practice.
Be here now. Self awareness of each moment that you live will bring you into a peaceful flow of living. The three major components that I focus on with this method are observation, reframing, and active change of beliefs. This framework leads to forgiveness and gratitude.
Supporting greater life balance, sense of well-being and self-acceptance, mindfulness enhances the therapeutic process. Clients are encouraged to focus on thoughts, feelings and body in the moment without judgement.
Training in mindfulness based therapies enables me to offer my clients these techniques as part of their therapy.
Mindfulness from a Hakomi perspective is not a meditation but a capacity to observe our own experience as best we can with compassion. Brain science is showing us the power of self-observation to create new possibilities in our behavior and perceptions. Simply observing builds the foundation for deep change.
Our influence is based on where and how we focus our attention. Through a variety of sensing practices, combined with core principles and values, you will hone your personal practice of mindfulness in order to cultivate results specific to your needs.
I base my mindfulness approach on my own contemplative practice since 1975, John Kabat-Zinn, and Thich Nhat Hanh\'s works.
I completed a 4 week mindfulness practice class by Kathleen Gleason MA at Portland Mindfulness Therapy Center and encourage my clients to routinely practice as well. Completing an online class entitled The Power of Mindfulness by Dr. Jack Kornfield has allowed me to see my clients and listen to their life stories with compassion and dignified respect.
So many of us have busy minds and that interferes with living our lives the best we can. By using mindfulness techniques, we can become aware of what is happening in the moment and learn to stay out of the past and project into the future. This helps tremendously with depression, anxiety, and relationships.
Nurturing a spirit of mindfulness (paying active attention to our moment-to-moment experience) is the foundation of the work I do with clients.
Mindfulness helps you attune to whatever is taking place in the present moment without judgement. It can reduce overwhelm by helping you develop self compassion and separation from painful thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms.
Mindfulness based interventions invite us to examine what’s really happening in the moment that supports or hinders our well being. Mindfulness encourages working with unskillful habits and thoughts that keep us stuck and can reduce unnecessary suffering. I have embraced a mindfulness practice in my personal life for over 20 years and my practice informs my work with clients.
Sometimes talk thearpy is not enough. Sometimes a body-centered or mindfulness-based approach is necessary to facilitate deeper healing. If clients are interested in an opportunity for deeper healing, I offer various interventions including; meditation, visualization, creative expressions, and somatic-based strategies.
'Mindfulness' seems to be the catch word phrase these days. It isn't just about deep breathing and meditation (which are in themselves hard for people to fit into their busy lives). Mindfulness is about values, priorities and living as much as possible in the present moment. I enjoy introducing this philosophy to clients in our complex and difficult world.
When we are distressed, it is often because our minds are embroiled in worry about the future, or caught in replaying painful moments from the past. Mindfulness helps us to focus our awareness on our present moment experience, with compassion, non-judgement and openness. I have found mindfulness practices to be quite useful, both personally and professionally for the past 11 years.
Mindfulness teaches how to be in the present moment with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude.
I've studied both Western and Eastern approaches to mindfulness and incorporate the cultivation of mindfulness as a foundation of virtually all my work. I've also had a daily meditation practice for over six years.
I believe in mindfulness based practices. It's part of my daily routine. Its empirically proven results include decreased symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. It have been shown to improve mood, functionality, quality of life, and reductions in fear of negative evaluation and increased self-esteem and overall satisfaction with life.
Utiilzing various precepts of Buddhist psychology, mindfulness and somatic (body) based therapies, I am able to help people learn about what they are feeling,grown in their awareness and tolerance of their feeling states and move forward, even in discomfort. This allows my clients to be fully feeling while functioning in life\'s good and not-so-good moments of relating, working and adjusting.
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional that uses mindfulness as a key technique for anxiety.
I use an integrative Mind-Body approach that is based in meridian tapping techniques (FasterEFT & EFT), NLP, hypnosis, mindfulness and Neuroscience. This approach allows us to work with the subconscious mind which is where your internal operating system lives. We will explore anything from the past or present you would like to feel better about so you can create a better, more fulfilling future.
I have had a personal meditation practice for over 30 years and am trained in a variety of mindfulness and practices for use in counseling.
Mindfulness is the practice of becoming aware of our thoughts and feelings in the present moment. Mindfulness therapy focuses on developing the skill of not attaching ourselves to our thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness is also a component of DBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy which focuses on emotional regulation and frustration tolerance. I am trained in using DBT techniques.
I have been studying, practicing, and teaching Buddhism and meditation for over 17 years. I've both sat and served for several mindfulness and meditation courses, including multiple 10-day Vipassana silent meditation courses, which has given me over 400 hours of training and additional thousands of hours of practice in meditation.
Being mindful can make it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, help you become fully engaged in activities, and create a greater capacity to deal with adverse events. Many individuals report greater resiliency and deeper self-compassion.
I have studied mindfulness-based meditative traditions of various cultures experientially all over the world. I draw from these experiences, as well as three years training with the M.E.T.A. Institute here in Portland, to create a state of mind that allows us to explore your selfhood without judgment and with greater curiosity.
Mindfulness is bringing our complete attention to the present moment. I believe that in order for change to occur we have to be aware. That can be an awareness of body pains, fears, thoughts, anything that is going on within ourselves. When we become aware, we are awake, we are conscious and therefore have choices rather than operating on sub-conscious patterns that repeat.
I value mindfulness as a part of daily life, and I have participated in many retreats and mindful practices. It was a perfect match when my clinical internship taught me the process of leading mindfulness for others, and integrating mindfulness as one of the primary DBT skills. Applying formal and informal mindfulness into daily life helps connect one with community, self, and feeling alive.
I am Certified by the UMass Medical School's Center for Mindfulness (the birthplace of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). This represents many years of training, as well as supervised practice. I am also trained to teach MBCT, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. I maintain a rigorous meditation and mindfulness practice of my own, and love to share these life-saving skills.
I utilize a range of mindfulness techniques, such as guided visualizations, various breathing techniques, reflective journaling, present moment sensory exploration and other body based techniques.
I have experience in a variety of mindfulness-based treatments, including MBCT, ACT, DBT, and CFT. These approaches all include practices which teach us how to step out of automatic pilot and into compassionate awareness of our present moment experience. From that place, we can make choices about how we want to respond to ourselves and our lives.
Working from a Vedanta-based (yogic) philosophy of wellness, I teach clients mindfulness-based practices, such as yogic breath work and meditation techniques, to heighten awareness, identify and process emotions and belief systems, increase the ability to ground and return to center and to live with greater compassion for Self and Others.
Meditation, paying attention , and being present are paths to a more conscious, more expressive and fulfilling life. These tools help loosen the power of our historical narratives. The mentorship program in Embodied Life affords me the opportunity to use hone my skills in these practices in a community of other practitioners .so that I can to bring these lessons back to clients .
My approach to therapy is rooted in mindfulness and strategies to build awareness and insight into one’s thoughts, feelings, actions, and personal experience to cultivate growth, self-acceptance, and a sense of agency or choice. I use mindfulness strategies to improve the effectiveness of other therapy approaches (i.e. CBT, gestalt). I also teach the use of meditation to reduce stress.
I've practiced mindfulness meditation for over 20 yrs, and I understand the frustrations that are part of the process of learning to focus the mind. Mindfulness is not just a side part of my therapy practice, but a primary component that I use to connect the insight and awareness into one's motivation, and the development of empathy and compassion for oneself and others.
Much of my approach stems from mindfulness - slowing down, connecting with the present, and noticing your thoughts and feelings without judgement. The first step in the process of change is awareness, and mindfulness is an incredibly useful tool in this. I've taken an 8-week training course on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, and have seen much change in clients when using this approach.
I teach and use mindfulness when appropriate both in analysis and psychotherapy. I currently teach mindfulness at the Jung Institute in Zurich, CH.
I completed a year-long training in Mindfulness and Yoga with Yoga Calm and additional related training. Based on the needs of the client, Mindfulness is incorporated into my approach through current research on neuroscience, supported mindfulness exercises and reflection, and identification of ways to integrate mindfulness tools into daily life.
Mindfulness helps develop self-awareness by slowing down to experience how the body, emotions and mind feel. In relationship with the body, one can learn to feel safe, calm down the mind and shift emotions. In the presence of a skilled therapist, mindfulness can be used to heal, improve and change your life. I have studied mindfulness for 20 years, incorporating it in all aspects of therapy.
As humans living in a technological age, it is easy to become caught up in anxiety-provoking and unhealthy cycles of stress and excessive worry that ultimately lead us to a dead-end. Thus, I rely heavily on mindfulness-based practice in order to help individuals slow down their internal process and find joy and gratitude in moment-to-moment experiences.
In my first session it is essential to connect and understand the discomfort and emotional issues people are experiencing. Being encouraging, understanding and safe place for clients to talk is my primary goal.
A big focus in Gestalt Therapy is the present moment. My training in this orientation helps me focus my clients on experiencing, rather than interpreting. I have a meditation practice of my own as well as done retreats.
Mindfulness often makes people think of yoga and meditation, and while those can be part of mindfulness, it is so much more. Mindfulness, simply stated, is being present, and being kind. Those 2 simple concepts are very complex ones to apply to parenting (or life in general!).
I am moving more towards a mindfulness-based model of therapy in which I explore the mind-body connection with clients and assist them in being more fully present in their lives. I recently completed a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course and have a personal mindfulness practice to support the work I do with clients.
Mindfulness is a highly valuable tool and ability that promotes lasting change and instills happiness and thriving. I have seen how much benefit a mindfulness-based approach can have. I strive to incorporate \'mindfulness\' as well as \'balance\' as core concepts in my therapy work.