Mindfulness is an ability to maintain a moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and environment through a non-judgmental and kind lens.
In mindfulness based therapy, we will integrate mindfulness into our work together by maintaining a strong focus on what is happening in the present moment. We do this by looking into your thinking patterns with curiosity and compassion, and identifying how these patterns show up in your physical body and impact your reactions to the world around you, your relationship with yourself and your relationship with others.
I have been practicing mindfulness personally and professionally for over 13 years, and can speak to the immense value it has played in helping me and many of my clients break out of habitual negative thinking patterns that contribute to anxiety, depression and low self esteem. Mindfulness based therapy can help reduce stress and increase an overall feeling of equanimity in daily life.