Mindfulness-based

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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Michael Running (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, LPC Intern, NCC

Mindfulness is at the core of both how I am with clients as well as the type of work we do together. I have 20 years of experience in meditation and mindfulness, and much of my training (from somatic psychotherapy to ACT to Gestalt therapies) utilize mindfulness (non-judgmental awareness of what is presently happening) to increase your well-being and capacity for choice in your life.

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Maria Arias

Licensed Professional Counselor

Empowerment does not mean being calm and centered all the time. But, rather being aware of emotional and body states and staying connected to yourself in the midst of it all! I can help you cue into what is happening and what your nervous system and emotions are trying to tell you.

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Peter Addy (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PhD, LPC, LMHC

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Todd Mercural (He/His)

Professional Counselor Associate

MPA, NCC

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Jeanell Innerarity (She/Her)

Professional Counselor

MA, QMHP-C, HTS, LMT

As a Processworker, I'm interested in your experience of awareness at the deepest level. I use process oriented techniques as well as strategies from my decades of mindfulness practice and decade as a yoga instructor to help you reflect on the reality of each moment in a way which serves your ongoing healing and growth.

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Nova (Stephenie) Knutson (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, CHT

As a certified Hakomi Therapist and teacher for the International Hakomi Institute, my work is mindfulness-based, experiential and humanistic. This means that I foster and respect my clients' self awareness and use the client's own present moment experience to inform us about what is needed. Mindfulness helps you get more connected to your own inner strength, resilience and wisdom.

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Cathy Walker, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

So many of us have busy minds 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.

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Caroline McGrath LPC, NCC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

TRE® Certified Provider, Certified Yoga Calm® Youth Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner

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Terri Mishler, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Training in mindfulness based therapies enables me to offer my clients these techniques as part of their therapy.

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Nani Waddoups (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

My approach is influenced by the Buddhist concept of 'dependent arising,' which means that whatever arises in us is the result of multiple conditions. Part of therapy is exploring the conditions of the moment to see how they may be influencing what is currently arising in one's attention or through one's behavioral inclinations.

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Douglas Johns

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Helene Goode LPC, CADC I (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, CADC I

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 have choices.

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Jon Joebgen

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

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.

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Quinn Rivenburgh (they/them)

Art Therapist

MAAT, ATR-BC, LAT, LPCC

I am a yoga teacher and have an active meditation practice of my own. I have found trauma-informed mindfulness approaches a useful entry point for trauma survivors to begin to make friends with their bodies again. ▵ There is a history of trying to separate the mind and the body, which has caused untold damage for many people. I use gentle, safe methods, developed in collaboration with you, to return to the present moment. As always, consent is most important and we will move at your pace.

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Laura Marie Separa MA LPC MFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mindfulness-based psychotherapy is a process that engages the powerful and transformational tool of being aware of the present moment. It allows us to see clearly what is happening in our mind and heart, offering the opportunity for greater choice and the ability to create positive change. As the breath regulates the nervous system, attention toward stillness creates space for deep healing.

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Carolyn Knutson LPC, LMT (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Doug Chapman

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC3, ACS

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.

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Robin Carlisle (She/her)

Professional Counselor

Many troubles come from rumination on the past, or our worry about the future-- trying to make sense of the old or prepare for the unknown. We do this all in an attempt to be happy, to enjoy life, to experience freedom, yet where is that joyful life that we seek? It is here, right now, available in the present moment. I can help you access the now and enjoy a state of balance and peace.

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Marcy Irene Jenks (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, RN, NCC, LPC-Intern

I completed the Hakomi Mindful Experiential Psychotherapy Module at the M.E.T.A Training Center and practiced for a year under the supervision of Donna Roy using this model of therapy. Hakomi is grounded in the principles of Unity, Organicity, Mind/Body/Spirit Holism, Mindfulness, Non-violence, Truth, and Change, and is a process of mindfully exploring 'core material' in order to sort which material enhances our life and which limits us.

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Gemma Baumer (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Mindfulness-based therapy interventions emphasize the here and now. This means acknowledging that we hold onto all of our experiences on a physical and energetic level--they show up in the form of thoughts, assumptions, and physical sensations. Utilizing mindfulness in therapy means taking into account the body, research into the nervous system, and pausing to examine what is showing up right now, and exploring how it connects to whatever we are bringing into the therapy space.

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Dasia Star (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

Mindfulness can mean a lot of different things. In therapy, I will invite you to slow down and notice different parts of your experience: thoughts, emotions, body sensations, impulses, etc. Cultivating mindfulness will help us to explore and welcome all parts of you. Mindfulness-based care will work to increase self-awareness, self-compassion, resiliency, and strength.

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Glenn Goldman, MA, LPC (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

'All the world is a stage.' You've certainly heard that before. But what if you were able to see your own life from the perspective of an audience member? You would certainly be impacted by what you were seeing, but you would be less likely to get swept into the drama. This is the essence of mindfulness-based therapy in a nutshell.

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Cameron Kemper (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Masters degree in Clinical Psychology

I have received specialized training in mindfulness-based stress reduction, practiced in a Buddhist monastery, and have integrated mindfulness into my life and professional practice for 30 years. This transformative practice teaches you to identify less with your limiting thoughts and more with pure awareness. By developing more objectivity about the stories you tell yourself about who you are and what is possible, you can experience greater happiness and create the life you choose to live.

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Marina Nelson, MC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Oregon LPC, Washington LMHC

I have numerous trainings in mindfulness based modalities including DBT, MBSR, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Additionally, have practiced meditation for over 30 years.

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Brittany England

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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 work together to slow down and bring compassionate awareness to your internal and external experience.

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Varsha Ruparel MS,CMHC,NCC

Professional Counselor Associate

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.

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John Coyle

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Mindfulness is rapidly becoming a 'evidence based best-practice' treatment for more issues and diagnosis.

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Luke Colbourn (he/him/his)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate, LMHCA

Mindfulness-based therapy can help reduce stress by training awareness. Focusing and moving awareness where you want it can help interrupt patterns of thought that lead to anxiety or depression. Mindfulness-based therapy can also go deeper and take that same awareness and point it at our inner world. With time it can reveal truths about ourselves that are transformative, and tune us into the subtle, often unnoticed tendencies in the mind and body.

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Katie Azarow (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

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.

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Paul "River" Fagan, M.A. (they/them)

Professional Counselor Associate

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Mark Pechovnik

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mindfulness arises in the session naturally as we spend an hour looking deeply at what is happening here and now (even if it's thoughts and feelings about the past). In addition to cultivating mindfulness in session, we can also develop meditation skills (though meditation is helpful, it is not required).

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Matt Newey (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional that uses mindfulness as a key technique for anxiety.

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Casey Chow (He/Him/His)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, LMFT-Associate, MHP-Associate

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Restore Therapy + Psychiatry

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.

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Robin Friedman, LCSW (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

L5164

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 become more centered and present, reducing anxiety and learning ways to get unhooked from unhelpful thoughts. I also offer ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) skills for managing and unhelpful intrusive thoughts, learning to identify, be with and move through challenging. emotions, and shift in the direction of self identified values.

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Camillia Thompson, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, CMA

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.

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Karel Chan

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

Mindfulness is a two-pronged skill of awareness -- noticing something arising, and nonjudgment -- allowing it to simply be what it is. In learning, strengthening, and repeating this practice, we become expansive in our ability to be with any experience that life brings us, without feeling clinched, panicked, or pressured to "prepare for the worst." We also become deeply loving and compassionate of our humanness, no matter what we are thinking, feeling, or doing.

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Colin Wolf (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

My training in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies blended Eastern and Western perspectives on human psychology and development. I incorporate mindfulness as the gateway to authentic presence and connection to the body, mind and heart.

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Anne Taylor (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LAT, ATR

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Beth Ann Short LCAT, ATR-BC

Art Therapist

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.

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Rob Rusunen (he/him)

Professional Counselor

M.A., QMHP

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Diana Groener

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Tamara Webb

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Adrienne Buhacoff (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

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Stuart Malkin

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

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.).

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Julio Iñiguez (he/him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CGACII, CADCI

Learning to train our minds to develop awareness, insight, concentration and equanimity can have profound impacts on your life. From helping with symptoms of anxiety and depression to supporting trauma healing, mindfulness is a foundational tool in the work I facilitate with clients. This does not mean you have to develop a meditation practice, but if that is interesting to you we can do that too.

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Deborah Nichols LPC, NCC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

By helping clients develop a mindfulness practice, I assist in creating sustainable and lasting change grounded in awareness.

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Ronald L Johnson

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC, CYT

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.

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Megan Miller (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, Holistic Coach

I've undergone training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and have personal experience with mindfulness practices in my own life. On a basic level, mindfulness involves conscious awareness of our present moment experience to empower us to make choices from a place of greater intentionality. I find that connecting with nature is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness and I offer various practices in session that can be continued outside of our work together.

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Majken Elek, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Justice Arledge LPC Intern, MS (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

master's in clinical mental health counseling

Mindfulness is the idea of paying attention to what is going on this very moment. Mindfulness is the awareness of yourself and your environment and how it affects each other. Mindfulness is not a pass or fail. It is something that you constantly work at to be more aware throughout your life.

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Tina Lilly, MS LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a certified yoga instructor and have taught yoga and meditation for over a decade. I have a disciplined and regular personal yoga practice and have trained with Buddhist teachers.

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Stephanie Podasca (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC Associate, LMHCA

Using mindfulness in counseling allows us to slow down and explore every part of our present moment experience. Sometimes it is a more active process and other times it can be more meditative. I have been personally practicing and studying mindfulness for the past 5 years and incorporate it into everything I do. It is also a foundation component of doing both DBT-informed therapy and Sensorimotor therapy for trauma.

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Kate Sturges, MA, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Sophie Bloch Miller (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Kristen Genzano (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, NCC

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.

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Zoe Presley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Ally Simone (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.S., MFT

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Kellie Collins, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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!)

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Rochelle Mollen (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

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.

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Judith Spencer (she/her)

Qualified Mental Health Professional

LPC Intern

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Haley Bosco Doyle (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A.

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Mark Stouffer (He, Him, His)

Professional Counselor Associate

Professional Counselor Associate, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

The present moment is the place from which your entire reality is created. Your relationships, home life, work, and experiences all spring forth from your thoughts, feelings, and actions that occur in a string of infinite moments. However, most of us live our lives running from task to task, distraction to distraction. I use visualization, guided meditation, and therapeutic interventions based on Interpersonal Neurobiology (INPB) and mindfulness.

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Brooke Gateley Meier

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mindfulness practice advances self awareness and insight into how your emotions affect and often dis-regulate your body. Mindfulness is helpful by slowing down impulsive and reactionary behavior so that the person practicing these techniques can feel well grounded and in control of their emotions.

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Laura La Rosa (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MA, MSW, LCSW

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.

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Gail Westlin, MS, MEd, LPC, LMHC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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 judgment.

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Amanda Holden, LPC, CADC-I (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Nurturing a spirit of mindfulness (practicing active, non-judgmental, curious, neutral attention to our moment-to-moment experience) is the foundation of the work I do with clients.

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Family Ties Counseling Center

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Jennie Hagen (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC

Using mindfulness in therapy allows us to be still in the moment and examine a situation without attaching meaning to it. It encompasses topics like gratitude, meditation, relaxation, and being truly present to what's happening in the mind and body.

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Sarah Voruz (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

PsyD

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.

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Adam Benjamin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

'Mindfulness' as used in my training background means 'sustained, non-judgmental attention and self-study.' 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.

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Kimberly Zeszutek, LPC (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Sarah Blaszczak, M.A, LMFT (She, her, hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT T1554

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.

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Amy Galaviz (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate (OR), LMHCA (WA)

Mindfulness-based practices can help to slow the mind & create a sense of calm while tuning into the self. It can be a great form of self-care to give us a moment of peace in times of distress & a break from anxious thoughts that clutter the mind and keep us from where we want to be. Together, we will explore how anxiety shows up in your life and find mindfulness based practices that work for you.

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Andrew Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

Mindfulness can help us to experience life in a different way. This shift in perspective can help us to reexamine our relationship to our own suffering.

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Kelley O'Gorman (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MFT

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.

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Jessica Feinsmith, MA, LPC Associate, NCC (She/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

LPC intern

Whether you are looking for assistance and support for healing a specific mental health issue or trauma or you feel an overall sense of “this is not where I want to be in life,” mindful awareness and somatic-body interventions can be very beneficial. Using stress reducing meditations, increasing present awareness and self compassion and gentle care are all aspects of the work I utilize.

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Beth Bloom (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D.

I have an extensive background in mindfulness-based interventions, including those utilized in DBT/ACT, Buddhist Psychology, and the practice of meditation.

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Rachel Kendall (she/ her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, R-6458

Mindfulness is a powerful tool because it enables you to observe your experience without interaction, thereby lessening the emotional intensity of an experience. With helping clients practice their resourcing for widening their 'window of tolerance' for stress, they can experience greater peace and become more thoughtful in their responses towards themselves and others.

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Jane Mayer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Wes Harris (he, his, him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC I

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Laura Martin (she / her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

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.

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James Reling (he/him/his)

Professional Counselor Associate

LPC-intern #R6340

With your consent, I use mindfulness during therapy sessions to guide you toward your present experience and learn how to use mindfulness during everyday life to be more present and fulfilled.

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Liz La Torella (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

My post-graduate continuing education has largely focused on a variety of trainings in Mindfulness-based therapy through institutions that include but are not limited to Lewis & Clark College and Pine Street Sangha. I have incorporated the tenants of mindfulness in my own personal practice over the last several years and work with clients to teach them meditation, concepts & daily practice tools.

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Sally Nicoletti, MS, NCC

Professional Counselor

Being present in the moment with awareness of the breath and body enables one to become aware of the physical and emotional sensations and feelings associated with a memory or recall of an experience but without judgment. I think of it as a sort of detachment with acute awareness: a contradiction but a truly effective way to help with pain management, trauma, panic, and anxiety.

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Rachel Stein (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC

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Derica Waller (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

For the past 10 years, a major focus in my continued training has been in the arena of mindfulness techniques. I have also participated in consultation groups supporting the use of visualization, breath-work and body-awareness as effective therapeutic techniques. I have studied meditation techniques, containment skills and yoga philosophies that support mindfulness practices.

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Kari Carroll (she/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMFT

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Gayle Waitches

Professional Counselor Associate

We hold within a wise and reliable compass which is uniquely our own. Mindfulness and somatic practices are some of the tools to becoming more trusting of and familiar with our inner truth.

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Rebeca Rocha (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

PhD, LCSW

I have employed Mindfulness practices in my work since 2012. I have attended a DBT mindfulness training through the Behavioral Tech in 2012 and a mindfulness training in 2016 through PESI.

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Kari Hays, M.R.C., M.A.

Professional Counselor Associate

Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, training with Richard Sears, Psy.D., PhD, MBA, ABPP

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Jason Durtschi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have been incorporating mindfulness in my practice for more than 12 years. I have completed various courses, workshops and conferences related to mindfulness skills and how to incorporate them as a therapist. I am also committed to continuing to stay abreast on the latest research and am also committed to my own mindfulness practice.

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Misha Drlikova

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Mindfulness-based therapy teaches mindfulness skills to help individuals live and behave in ways consistent with personal values while developing psychological flexibility. Acceptance of things as they come, without evaluating or attempting to change them, is a skill developed through mindfulness exercises in and out of session.

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True Refuge Art Therapy

Art Therapist

Awareness practices to reduce compulsive thoughts, habits, and distortions to experience the fullness of reality just as it is through all-acceptance and the cultivation of unshakable liberation of mind.

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Patrick Bluett (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

You are not your thoughts. A thought is not a fact. When we learn to identify and sit with difficult thoughts rather than letting them take us for a ride, we begin to see that thoughts are like changing weather patterns. We become more aware, less attached and vastly more open to experiencing life by our own design. Mindfulness helps us identify the ways in which we are being reactive so that we can learn how to respond intentionally, making it a fantastic compliment to talk therapy.

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Ashley Parkinson (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CADC-I

I rely heavily on a mindfulness-based approach in therapy to help clients train attention to the present moment (body sensations, emotions, thoughts) with compassion and non-judgment. Mindfulness-based practice can be very helpful in reducing stress, anxiety, depression and in treating eating and body image concerns as well as issues with substance use and addiction.

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Jen Yerty, LPC, CADC I

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Julianna Vermeys

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

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.

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Katherine Friedman

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Celine Redfield

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT, Certified Havening Practitioner, EFT Master, Practitioner

Trained by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer in Mindfulness Based self compassion. I help clients to learn how to use mindfulness to be more compassionate with themselves and the world.

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Jennifer Stratton (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to our experience as it is happening in the moment. As we learn to pay attention to our experiences as they are happening, we are better able to notice our common reactions and responses and the subtleties that often otherwise go unnoticed. Therapy allows the special opportunity of slowing down and get connected to ourselves in mindful awareness.

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Corinne Allen

Clinical Social Work Associate

I integrate mindfulness into my overall therapeutic approach and find it to be an effective and important part of any type of treatment.

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Spencer Shearer

Licensed Professional Counselor

I utilize Mindfulness-Based CBT along with elements of ACT and and DBT. My approach is not manual based as I believe that every individual is unique and what works for one person may be the opposite of what is needed for another.

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Kay Endres

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Lindsay Bong, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Practicing knowing ourselves and being present with what we are encountering gives us incredible insight into who we are any why we function the way we do. By becoming mindful of who we are and what we are experiencing, we can gain more understanding of the power we have in our lives.

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Jenna Rasmussen

Licensed Professional Counselor

In addition to the trainings I have received through BTech and other DBT conferences on mindfulness, I have spent many, many hours in self study on the subject. I find that mindfulness is really at the core of all helping modalities and I incorporate it in all therapy that I do.

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Erin Fanshier (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I incorporate mindfulness into my work to help address trauma, anxiety, and depression.

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Sasha Strong (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, PhD, LPC

I use mindfulness to help clients extend curiosity, openness, acceptance, and love towards their experience. I trained in Contemplative Psychotherapy, which integrates mindfulness, counseling, and Buddhist psychology. I am interested in embodied, full-person approaches to mindfulness— not the spiritually bypassing type. ;). I view mindfulness as supported by meditation practice, but also accessible through other attitudes and practices, such as interpersonal neurobiology.

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Rochelle Schwartz

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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lisa anne ross (she/her)

Professional Counselor

Mindfulness, from a therapeutic perspective, is a conscious awareness of our present moment. In Core Energetics, cultivating mindfulness is the basis from which we are able to track and transform our lives. You’ll learn how to bring consciousness to your body, beliefs, emotions, and behavior by cultivating an 'objective observer self'.

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Henry Cameron (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Nicole Craig (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

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.

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Michael Crockett, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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.

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Karin Pfeiffer-Robinson (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A., NCC

Technology and the pace of our modern world often brings us out of ourselves and out of the present moment. The practice of being mindful and approaching ourselves with an open, compassionate curiosity has the ability to dramatically shift our relationships, both with ourselves and with others. Scientific research also shows that mindfulness leads to lasting, positive changes in the brain.

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Gabe Fields

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Michael Viola, MA (He/Him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC Intern

I work to help you recalibrate your physical experience through processing your emotional and energetic pathways. Together we can pave new energetic pathways to affect present and future change in your behavioral habits and physical body. Through breathing, intention, focus, and visualization we can liberate somatically held beliefs. Intentional living, ceremony, and a regular spiritual practice can also be great tools in holding our truth, our words, and our behaviors in alignment.

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Brandt Hueser

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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sandeep kumar

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Kellyjoy Kanaley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have been a meditation practitioner for the last 25 + years, and feel that often when we are exploring times or beliefs that are disruptive, we speed up and try to go through as fast as possible. My job, is to catch those times, slow down, and mine what is there so it will no longer create anxiety.

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dare sohei (they/them)

Somatic Practitioner

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.

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Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

I use mindfulness-based therapy to help you bring awareness to your thoughts, feelings, and bodily experiences, working towards enabling you to non-judgmentally accept them. Together, we will approach your experience with curiosity. We will work on regulating your emotions through breath and increasing your ability to be compassionate towards yourself.

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Jon Fox

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Kir Rian (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, MFA, LMHCA, LPC Associate

One of my favorite aspects of mindfulness therapy is that the awareness and processing strategies are easily applied inbetween therapy sessions, and help with a huge range of challenges, from anxiety and depression to PTSD to grief to daily stress management. True healing is integrative, and mindfulness is an important, well-researched tool to help facilitate ongoing health, growth, and stability. Sometimes this is meditation, but also breath work and other grounding exercises.

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Dani Dierking (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Art Therapist

LAT, LPC, ATR

I have been introducing the concept of mindfulness to clients for several years now and integrating mindfulness meditations when applicable. Much of my art therapy approach is tightly woven with mindfulness.

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Sarah Kendrick (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

PhD, PMH-C, CCTS

How we take in information leads to both trauma & flourishing— depending on whether or not we expect to feel safe & connected. I got certified to share mindfulness & positive psychology because we can interrupt the auto-pilot ways we anticipate hurt, danger, & disconnection. Learning to sit in a moment with curiosity turns into many moments, less fear, & fierce compassion. While we work on other barriers, we can condition the brilliantly adaptive body-mind to expect & receive just what it needs.

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Dore Everett,LCSW (He/Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Mindfulness used in therapy is a state of attention to become aware of current experience: somatic, cognitive, energetic and emotional. The present experience is then explored, without judgment, to make connections to patterns of belief and behavior.

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