"Between a stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." Victor Frankl
I work with people on all levels of their experience, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and through the body, somatically. Through mindfulness, I help clients gain greater understanding and awareness of themselves, and facilitate new ways of coming to terms with their life experience.
What is Mindfulness Psychotherapy?
Mindfulness Psychotherapy begins as a collaborative process between therapist and client, but ultimately you will come to know and trust your internal experience. I will help you cultivate this ability through mindful exploration of your experience on the mental, emotional and physical levels. This mindful awareness requires that you are curious toward, rather than having an intent to change, "what is." It is a state of being aware of, awake to and interested in your experience in the moment as it unfolds, instead of attempting to evaluate or alter it. From this mindful self study you will develop insight and understanding into your psychological functioning and learn to respond skillfully to new situations.
"Only the present moment is real and available to us. The peace we desire is not in some distant future, but it is something we can realize in the present moment...By living deeply in the present moment we can understand the past better and can prepare for a better future." Thich Nhat Hahn
I use Mindfulness Based practices and skills as an entry point to help you build the capacity to stay present with your experience instead of being identified with and lost in your thoughts and emotions. These practices develop more mental clarity, inner calm and less reactivity based in your conditioned past. Imagine taming the thoughts of self-loathing, self-judgment, self-blame, and self-doubt. These limiting negative internal beliefs are not only untrue, but they prevent you from directly knowing experience as it actually is. Perhaps, you struggle with anger, blaming and judging others, bringing awareness to these emotional patterns is the beginning of healing them. Mindfulness awareness invites you to take a deeper look, exploring the undercurrents of these painful emotions.