Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBIs)
There are a number of therapies that utilize the key principles of mindfulness to treat stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Your therapist will guide you in incorporating mindfulness practice within your unique situation to cultivate a greater sense of self awareness and engagement with life. For many, auto-pilot is our default mode of moving through life. In this mode, we are reactive to stressors that emerge in the present, anxiously anticipating those that may come, while ruminating and harshly criticizing ourselves, others, past decisions and experiences. Mindfulness allows us to engage with each present moment with intention and curiosity. You will learn how to become more aware of subtle shifts to your thoughts and emotions, how to experience each thought/ emotion without judgment, how to engage with yourself, your environment, and those around you more meaningfully, and how to be responsive rather than reactive to emerging demands.