Mindful-Awareness is an essential aid in reducing lifestyle stress, depression, anxiety, and addiction patterns.
What is Therapeutic Mindfulness and How Can It Help?
Mindfulness: is about increased awareness and quality attention – and how we can use this awareness to improve our lives.
Lasting Changes: mindful awareness skills are a means to help you become more skillful with yourself and your life. Awareness is a great agent for change with the much needed courage and grace to put new insights into practice.
Practice: is the real living. Not always pretty and perfect, but real living.
Great Alternative: mindful awareness skills are a great alternative for those of us wanting higher quality healthcare. It supports our willingness to explore and discover higher levels of awareness and insight, and to turn that insight into something meaningful.
Increased Meaning & Purpose in Life: many of us today are experiencing a lack of meaning and purpose – we simply don’t know what’s important anymore. We question, “What’s the point? What are we doing?” We’ve become good at knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing. Mindful awareness skills are a way to inquire and gain insight into these most important questions.
Higher Quality HealthCare: awareness skills are helpful for people who don’t want to be in (or are frustrated) with status-quo protocols. I continue to integrate the work of Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, who questions: “Over the past three decades, if psychiatric medications worked, why do the numbers of people admitted to hospitals and people treated for such mental disorders keep growing?”
Human Betterment: awareness can help you become a better ‘you’ within your capacity and resources. It’s about becoming more skillful with your mind, your body, emotions, choices, etcetera. It’s a very real “getting better”.
Relieve Pain and Stress: together, we explore what you are capable of. The unfolding of what you are capable of and living in your capacity tends to relieve internal pain and suffering, as well as reordering any disorder. It’s a beautiful practice – it has potential to offer a beautiful life.
More Skillful: the role of mindfulness is to develop one’s self into a more aware, more skillful person; capable of learning to open when you want to close, to stay when you want to run, and to fully participate in the process of your own life.
What the research says:
- reduced rumination
- stress reduction
- less emotional reaction
- more cognitive flexibility
- relationship satisfaction
My role is to help men decrease mental, emotional, and physical distress by the process of increase. Distressed (and distracted) men block their ability to increase strength and confidence.
Increased awareness helps you clarify what you really need, helps to remove restraints (social or otherwise), move past your past (i.e. accept, learn from, forgive, move forward), and guide you to the practices and skills training needed to become a man worthy unto yourself.
Mindfulness offers us a way through our feminine wounds, through our deepest fears and longings as women. These unmet, unhealed needs surface as pain, depression, anxiety (and such). Awareness helps us meet these unmet needs, and opens us to our very own beauty, grace, and essence of being a woman.
Mindful-awareness gives us the chance to finally be comfortable in our own skin, and to know our unique place in the world as women.
Mindfulness helps us increase compassion skills while learning to not take on the struggles, pain, and stress of the patients we care for. We learn to respect what our patients are going through.
Respect to one’s individual journey and experience is healing in and of itself. True respect heals and gives us the energy we need to give our patients.
We learn to become a strong presence for our patients when they are without strength. We learn to stand in, hold space, and awareness helps us know when to be silent and when to be still. We can learn to be comfortable in the presence of our patients’ discomforts – which is what they really need from us: our comfort.
This website is designed as an educational experience. It is not therapy. The information acknowledges that while medication is a viable treatment option, it is not the only solution. Disclaimer