Guided/Creative Visualization

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Visualization can be a very powerful therapeutic technique in a variety of ways. 1. Visualization is best done when the body and mind are relaxed and awareness rests in the present moment. In this state of present moment awareness, the conscious analytical mind naturally quiets and opens to our deeper inner experience. It is the […] Read more »

MIndfulness

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Why Mindfulness? Because modern life has become so fast paced, our minds tend to race though our present experience only taking in a small portion of that experience and we rush on to the next moment. Most of the time, our attention is focused on the future or remembering the past. Not only are we […] Read more »

Deep Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Reflection

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Deep Mindfulness (DM) differs from the Mindful Self-Reflection (MSR) practices found in most mindfulness-based therapies (Welwood, 2000). In contrast to most mindfulness practices, DM allows thoughts and felt meanings to arise without reacting to, studying, following, or interpreting them. Additionally, instead of attempting to unfold felt meaning, in DM practice, attention constantly returns to the […] Read more »

Living Consciously is:

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Living Consciously is:   Being aware of and connecting to our own inner resources, strengths, and wisdom;   Noticing how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are shaping our experience;   Exploring the possibilities of growth and change;   Leaving unwanted habits and self-sabotaging behavior behind;   Discovering the power, peace, and creativity of the present moment; […] Read more »

The Benefits of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

One of the most important reasons to start meditating is to protect your body, mind, and emotional well being from the ravages of stress. Stress keeps us in our addictions by triggering uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, many of them unconscious. Read more »

Living Unconsciously

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As a young child, we became even more unconscious when we attempted to protect ourselves from experiences that were beyond our capacity to fully feel, process, or integrate (for example, a frightening event or an angry parent). We emotionally and psychologically distanced ourselves from the situation by shifting the way we perceived it or repressing the situation and our reactions altogether. Read more »