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Mindful Mondays: Mindfulness in Everyday Life

“Create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it.” ~from “Clearing” by Martha Postlewaite
By |June 28th, 2016|Anxiety and Stress, Groups, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mindful Mondays: Mindfulness in Everyday Life

FAQ about Mindfulness and Therapy

You’ve likely heard at least one person talking about “mindfulness” in recent months. It’s seems it’s everywhere and everyone is doing it. It’s been touted as a cure for everything from anxiety to acne. With all the buzz about […]
By |October 16th, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on FAQ about Mindfulness and Therapy

Focus on the positive: 5 to 1

I’ve shared before information about our brain’s negativity bias. In the words of Dr. Rick Hanson, our brains are “velcro for negative experience and teflon for positive experience”. Research in a number of areas has demonstrated that our […]
By |October 12th, 2015|Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized, Work|Comments Off on Focus on the positive: 5 to 1

4-7-8 Breath

Boy, was the month of September a busy one! I and my family enjoyed a very relaxing and enjoyable summer. However, September came and swept us back into getting things done mode.  I noticed my system suddenly pushed into […]
By |October 3rd, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4-7-8 Breath

Care for Caregivers Workshop – Sunday, June 7, 5-6:30

Whether we serve as medical professionals, parents, educators, clergy, or a member of the human race, from time to time we are called upon to care for others as part of our personal or professional lives. These acts of […]
By |May 14th, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Groups, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Care for Caregivers Workshop – Sunday, June 7, 5-6:30

Change Your Brain – Relieve Anxiety and Depression

I have discussed before the greater understanding of brain function being acquired with new technologies like Functional MRIs and other methods of brain mapping. These technologies are giving us […]
By |March 23rd, 2015|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Change Your Brain – Relieve Anxiety and Depression

New Workshop Offering – Help for Compassion Fatigue

I am proud to announce that I will be offering an 1 1/2 hour workshop with my friend and colleague Krista Hummer on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00 PM. This workshop will offer a highlight of the stress-relief […]
By |March 23rd, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Groups, Mindfulness|Comments Off on New Workshop Offering – Help for Compassion Fatigue

Calming your Child’s Reptile Brain

  I’ve shared in another post the importance of helping our minds and bodies to relax. Often, your children need our help in calming their bodies, brains and emotions. Progressive muscle relaxation is a wonderful, research-proven tool for helping increase relaxation.  Because I’m a play therapist, I added a playful spin […]
By |March 2nd, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Children, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Calming your Child’s Reptile Brain

Mindfulness Resources for Kids

  In the past decade there has been a growing amount of research into the power of mindfulness practice. The physical, emotional and mental benefits of meditation and mindful activities have been demonstrated conclusively through research. Mindfulness can increase […]
By |February 23rd, 2015|Children, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mindfulness Resources for Kids

A Few of My Favorite Mind-Body Apps

A growing body of research is letting us know that mindful practices have numerous mental and physical health benefits. These practices, which use our brains […]
By |February 17th, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Mindfulness|Comments Off on A Few of My Favorite Mind-Body Apps