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 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.
Training in mindfulness based therapies enables me to offer my clients these techniques as part of their therapy.
Mindfulness is rapidly becoming a \'evidence based best-practice\' treatment for more issues and diagnosis.
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!).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
\'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Movement, mindfulness, experiential and somatic techniques are utilized to help you move forward confidently to becoming your best authentic self.
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.
Mind, body and soul as inseparable, which means psychological health is intimately linked to physical and spiritual health. In order to see clearly, we must step back and see the wider perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
I have an extensive background in mindfulness-based interventions, including those utilized in DBT/ACT, Buddhist Psychology, and the practice of meditation.
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.
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.
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 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.
Experienced in multiple, mindfulness based modalities
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
Awareness practices to reduce compulsive and negative thought habits and to experience the fullness of reality as it is.
In addition to having a strong mindfulness/yoga based practice of my own for many years, I have been training with the META (Mindful Experiential Therapeutic Applications) clinic in Portland for over two years, focusing on the use of mind/body applications including Hakomi, the Re-Creation of the Self and adult attachment.
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.
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.
By helping clients develop a mindfulness practice, I assist in creating sustainable and lasting change grounded in awareness.
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
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.
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 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.