Meditation & Mindfulness
Discover your home in the present moment
Meditation and mindfulness is the foundation of our work together. Mindfulness is the art of paying attention to experience on purpose, non-judgementally. Meditation is the practice of slowing down and connecting deeply with your true nature. It is how you notice and become nourished by all that is good and beautiful in you and your life. It is the background music and the support to your happiness.
Come Home to Yourself
All aliveness, vitality, creativity and happiness emanates from deep intimacy and contact with the "now" as it unfolds, moment to moment. In both psychotherapy and coaching, I will help you learn to connect more deeply with yourself and your life in the present moment.
I draw from teachings I have received and practiced, from many great and well-known teachers of mindfulness, Buddhism, and psychology; such as Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, Sogyal Rinpoche, Eckhart Tolle, and Byron Katie, amongst others.
Despite, mindfulness and meditation's roots in the Eastern Wisdom traditions of Asia, one does not need to be Buddhist or Hindu to meditate or practice mindfulness. Through learning forms of meditation that are friendly to all religious traditions and secular settings, what is discovered is inner peace, love, gratitude, humility, happiness, and a spacious and clear mind. There are routes to this same experience that come from spiritual traditions all over the world.
Benefits of Mindfulness & Meditation
"Mindfulness brings about various positive psychological effects, including increased subjective well-being, reduced psychological symptoms and emotional reactivity, and improved behavioral regulation."
Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: A review of empirical studies. Shian-Ling Kenga,Moria J. Smoskib, Clive J. Robinsa, b Volume 31, Issue 6, August 2011, Pages 1041–1056
Mindfulness Meditation has been shown to reduce levels of depression, anxiety, and stress.
(2008) Schreinera,Istvan and Malcolma, James P. The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation: Changes in Emotional States of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
Practicing mindfulness has been shown to be correlated with increases in job satisfaction and less work exhaustion.
Benefits of mindfulness at work: The role of mindfulness in emotion regulation, emotional exhaustion, and job satisfaction. Hülsheger, Ute R.; Alberts, Hugo J. E. M.; Feinholdt, Alina; Lang, Jonas W. B. Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol 98(2), Mar 2013, 310-325
An interesting article in the Huffpost on the wide ranging benefits of practicing mindfulness can be found here: