Mindfulness Therapy combines mindfulness practice – the art of paying attention in the present moment without judgment – with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. Mindfulness teaches us to simply notice what is, rather than tell ourselves stories and make judgments about our experiences. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy teaches us to become aware of our thoughts and feelings, so that we may choose how to respond to them. Many studies have shown mindfulness to assist with repairing negative emotional states, increasing connection in relationships, and enabling more flexible, adaptive action. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has also been proven effective in repeated scientific studies.
Individual therapy is a valuable tool to work through a range of issues, from depression and anxiety to relationship concerns and life transitions. Individual therapy sessions are designed to meet the client where they are at, combining a number of effective therapeutic methods including: depth psychology and dream work, strengths based and family systems work, neurology research, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an evidence-based mindfulness therapy model.
Mindfulness Therapy teaches you how to:
- Notice and evaluate your automatic thoughts, and choose different thoughts if you desire
- Notice your body sensations and the information they are giving you about your emotions
- Increase your tolerance of difficult emotional states and uncomfortable body sensations
- Shift your focus to neutral or pleasant stimuli
- Recognize when you are stressed / distressed and learn tools for self soothing
- Improve relationship outcomes by regulating difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety
- Develop compassion for yourself
- Remain present in the moment rather than focused on the past or future
- Increase acceptance of the things you cannot change and clarity about what you can change / control
- Increase appreciation for the positive things in your life
- Tap into your inner wisdom and integrity and live your truth