You can cultivate compassion for yourself while paying attention to what is happening, right NOW.
How often do you ‘zoom in’ on your experiences? This is a strategy that can greatly enhance your life.
What is Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MSBR)?
By using relaxation, awareness of the breath, and a gentle focus of attention, you will learn to observe thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations in a spacious and non-judgmental way. In clinical research, these methods have been shown to assist in recovery from depression, anxiety, addictions and stress related disorders.
I am grateful to the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, and his mindfulness-based stress reduction approach, which many people find helpful. You will learn basic mindfulness techniques to apply throughout your day. These are incremental change prescriptions, e.g. small behaviors that gradually help to shift your feelings and perceptions.
Using Mindfulness Therapy Techniques
If you find it difficult to implement these mindfulness therapy techniques, we will spend time uncovering what obstacles are interfering with your progress toward optimal health. We may conduct mindful exercises together in our sessions. It is my intention that you will find my presence to be both a catalyst and a support, without judgment or censure.