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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I base my mindfulness approach on my own contemplative practice since 1975, John Kabat-Zinn, and Thich Nhat Hanh\'s works.
While on staff at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, I was a member of the Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies Team. My mindfulness-based therapy training includes DBT, ACT, MBCT, FAP, Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy, and Compassion-Based Therapies. I believe that mindful awareness gives us a starting point for learning new ways of being in the world.
We all practice fear of uncertainty and the future, and judgment of the present and past. Too much of it leads to frustration, anxiety, anger, and despair. I use mindfulness tools and practice to guide people in learning to accept their present, no matter how difficult or disappointing. It is then that they can feel open to the endless possibilities - and uncertainty - of the future.
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.
Awareness practices to reduce compulsive and negative thought habits and to experience the fullness of reality as it is.
We can be mindful while washing the dishes. Paying attention to each dish, watching our scrubbing clear away the debris, and noticing our reaction to the work of washing is being MINDFUL. Next time you feel a feeling intensely try saying this to yourself, 'I'm noticing that I'm feeling _____, and I'm curious what's going on that I'm feeling this so intensely.' No judgement, just curious.
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.
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.
Paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment non-judgmentally with curiosity and compassion. Mindfulness can help us relax and focus. It can help us reset, reduce stress, reset the body, and bring about personal growth and healing. When we have the experience of feeling and reflecting we can create more space to invite in trusting wisdom and choice.
I utilize Mindfulness-based practice to increase our awareness. Our world moves at a very fast past which impacts our stress level and emotions. I combine Mindfulness practices with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to gain greater awareness.
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
I use breathing, centering, and grounding exercises to help clients manage strong emotions during session and identify which practices will be most impactful out of session.
Flowers are the ultimate teacher in mindfulness. FHT allows you to slow down and mindfully examine the intricate details that nature created. Flowers are truly extraordinary and deserve to be pondered.
Besides long experience as a meditator and yoga teacher, I have studied considerable research on the use of mindfulness-based methods to heal and improve typical counseling complaints, and understand how to use mindfulness to restore a sense of the richness of life to one\'s experience.
I use a trauma-informed mindfulness practice that incorporates zen and cognitive behavioral techniques. This can include sitting and walking meditations, focused object practices, and mantras.
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a modality that incorporates both fields of study, Eastern mindfulness (being aware in the present moment) and cognitive behavior therapy (understanding how your thoughts-emotions-behaviors affect you). By integrating both, you can increase your ability to cope with life events and/or change them if you wish.
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.
I use mindfulness to help clients extend curiosity, openness, acceptance, and love towards their experience. I hold a Master's degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy, which integrates mindfulness, counseling, and Buddhist psychology. I am also a Naropa University certified mindfulness instructor.
As with my Gestalt training, I have studied for over 5 years at the Gestalt Therapy Training Center NW in Portland. As well as years of self study and personal work.
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.
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 incorporate mindfulness-based methods of Hakomi, Recreation of Self (RC-S), attachment work, and trauma resourcing. I have extensive training learning these modalities through on-going practice, supervision, and previous internship experience and training with Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A.).
I am deeply passionate about mindfulness based ways of coping with suffering. Developing this approach has been central in my professional and personal growth for over a decade. It is possible to transform the way our mind works. Reconnecting with the present moment, developing the ability to notice what the mind is doing, and improving our capacity to accept the uncontrollable can be powerful.
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.
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.
Mindfulness-based therapy is designed to help reduce anxiety, depression and overall, levels of distress. One of the key goals of mindfulness is to look at how our thoughts affect our emotions, our physical body reactions, and our behaviors. Increasing our ability to notice more clearly one's automatic thoughts, emotional reactions and behaviors, can help to create more agency in our lives.
Psychic suffering usually comes from people's discomfort with themselves -- their thoughts, moods, sensations, feelings, impulses, and actions. In Mindfulness-based therapy we create an environment which encourages curiosity and compassion, teaching you to observe and welcome what you are experiencing so you can develop presence and perspective rather than judging yourself or seeking escape.
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.
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.
Mindfulness-based psychotherapy emphasizes present-centered awareness as a powerful resource and basis for healing and well-being. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT-D) incorporate broadly applicableframeworks and skill-sets which inform my therapy practice.
I offer a non-judgemental approach with a safe place to explore what you need to. I practice mindfulness myself and believe it\'s within all of us.
Mindfulness has been a successful way of life for thousands of years. Based on Eastern traditions it is a non-theistic philosophy, grounded in our core values and beliefs. Practicing mindfulness improves attention, focus, effectiveness, tolerance, acceptance, and compassion.
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.
Mindfulness-based practices can help depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, pain, and other physical and mental aspects of our health. I utilize mindfulness-based practices to help others find a sense of peace and awareness in their lives.
Mindfulness is a term often heard in contemporary psychology. An agreed upon definition is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, with increased awareness and without judgment. By becoming more acutely aware of changes in our body and environment we are able to more fully experience life, following the intuition and wisdom within that has not been fully realized yet. \n
From my perspective, mindfulness, or the ability to occupy the present moment, is the backbone on which all the other skills rest. All of the work that I do has a component of this practice.
Experienced in multiple, mindfulness based modalities
Mindfulness work shifts our focus to the present moment, allowing us to make thoughtful choices rather than simply reacting to what happens. I find that even small amounts of mindfulness practice can be very beneficial for people and I try to incorporate this practice into all the work that I do.
Mindfulness is rapidly becoming a \'evidence based best-practice\' treatment for more issues and diagnosis.
By paying attention to your breath and focusing on physical sensations in the body, you can build your own internal resources, thus I use dialogue-based mindfulness exercises in session to explore painful memories from the past while building mindfulness skills you can utilize moving forward.
Mindfulness is a necessary practice in our modern world, where we can easily feel overwhelmed, confused and frustrated. Maintaining awareness of our body, our thoughts, and the impact of our thoughts on our behavior and relationships supports us to stay grounded. With years of experience practicing and teaching meditation, I share powerful tools to help my clients build their own practice.
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.
Bringing mindfulness into one\'s life can lead to profound change. As a result, I aim to integrate mindfulness into my clinical work in a variety of ways. This intention is supported by two years of advanced professional training in Mindfulness & Behavior therapies. In addition to my professional experience, I maintain a personal meditation and yoga practice.
Ruth practices mindfulness in clinical practice with children who have experienced trauma. Mindfulness is a practical way to learn how to tolerate stressful situations such as traumatic memories, intrusive thoughts, anxiety and fear.
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.
Training in mindfulness based therapies enables me to offer my clients these techniques as part of their therapy.
Peace can come from meeting life’s suffering with clarity, grace and agency. Mindfulness allows us to know our patterns and motives more clearly so that we can choose paths that allow us to sleep better at night.
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.
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.
I completed a week-long training in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), practiced in a Buddhist monastery, participated in several vipassana Buddhist sanghas, and have integrated mindfulness meditation in my life and professional practice for the past 30 years.
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 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 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.
\'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.
Mindfulness involves attuning your attention to your immediate experience, without getting caught up in judgement. Practicing mindfulness allows you to live more fully in the present moment.
I can teach you mindfulness techniques you can apply right away to begin making desire changes.
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.
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.
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional that uses mindfulness as a key technique for anxiety.
Tuning in with the body and the wealth of information it has about your health and well being is difficult in our fast paced world but is fortunately gaining rapid attention. I use many mindfulness based techniques and exercises with clients to help ground them in their deepest self who knows how to withstand any situation.
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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.
As both a licensed professional counselor and a licensed massage therapist, I greatly value the strength of addressing both the mind and the body in healing. My approach uses body awareness and mindfulness as a way to enhance traditional talk therapy and includes breathing exercises, guided meditation, EMDR, yoga, and craniosacral therapy in sessions.
By helping clients develop a mindfulness practice, I assist in creating sustainable and lasting change grounded in awareness.
I practice and been well trained in the art of mindfulness and how important this is for individuals working through trauma. Trauma lives within the body and talk therapy isn't enough thus why this skills is essential when working with abuse of any sort.
I have a consistent meditation practice and believe in the importance of practicing mindfulness in the many things we do. In my practice I also provide groups, Creative Mindfulness, that incorporate meditation, art making and process. Creativity is a choice and can be found in all areas of life. Mindfulness is another way to honor this process and experience life to the fullest.
In our sessions, you may experience a mindfulness-based intervention and therapeutic approach which in practice is an important path to good physical and mental health. Mindfulness is used to bring individuals into the present moment in a non-judgmental way, where we can focus on our body\'s sensations, our thoughts and our feelings, learning to accept them without being controlled by them.
Cultivating a mindfulness practice is one of the most powerful tools we can hone for our mental health. My training in Process Work and Process-Oriented Facilitation offers a map for broadening awareness and taking a deeper look at body knowledge, sensory-grounded information, and inner truth.
I have been a dedicated student of Zen Buddhism since 2002. My daily meditation practice has only changed my life for the better. I am also a student of Jon Kabat-Zinn, having participated in his week long training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 2008. Mindfulness is a potent way to soothe our own vulnerable feelings and reduce our suffering.