Mindfulness-based counseling provides tools to work directly with the stresses, pain and challenges that life presents. It offers a way to take charge of your life, in ways that are unique and universal. We have all noticed moments of “mindlessness” — the loss of awareness resulting in forgetfulness, separation from self, and a sense of living mechanically. The process of mindfulness-based counseling is a reawakening to what you already are; taping into the deep internal resources that are available and can be used in the service of supporting core work.
Primary tools in mindfulness-based counseling are breathing exercises, carefully designed home yoga practice, and meditation.
A mindfulness-based counseling relationship supports you to increase your awareness of all aspects of self, including body, mind and spirit. The possibility is to restore within yourself a balanced sense of health and well being, and the capacity to tap into this during times of difficulty, wherever you are.
"These kinds of practices—mindful yoga and meditation—actually have effects on the body that are in the direction of greater health and well-being." Jon Kabot-Zinn
As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level III with 15 years experience I offer a practical and research based understanding of the unique challenges of substance abuse and addiction. Whether a primary issue or contributing problem, I can help individuals and families navigate the choppy waters of addiction and recovery.
A unique intervention that I offer is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a well researched treatment that helps people process disturbing life experiences. It is especially effective for people suffering from the effects of trauma in their lives including those diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).