Mindfulness & Acceptance
Mindfulness is "an openhearted, moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness."
- Kabat-Zinn, 2005
Mindfulness meditation is a way of focusing our attention more fully in the experiences of our present moment. It is a skill, and therefore a way to train your brain.
Meditation Can Benefit People Suffering From:
- Stress and Anxiety
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic or serious illness
- Respiratory conditions
- Creativity Blocks
- Lack of meaning and purpose
Meditation Has Been Shown to Improve:
- Mental and Emotional Flexibility
- Feeling of Spiritual Connectedness
- Calmly and Clearly Facing Daily Stresses
Many people feel intimidated by the idea of meditation. Rest assured you can begin to make changes from informal practice throughout your day, as well as formal "sits." I will help you tailor your practice to fit your goals and your lifestyle.
WHAT IS AN ACCEPTANCE BASED APPROACH?
I use the term "acceptance based approach" to refer to the non-judgmental, nonviolent approach I take to understand the dilemmas you are facing. I also use the term to refer to the approach I can support you in taking to acknowledge and transform your experience of your symptoms. In the end, my hope for you is to have more flexibility and options available to you about how to respond to the challenges that occur in your daily life.
Here's a video on how stress can affect your brain: