“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Viktor E. Frankl
Mindfulness is all about connecting to the present moment and finding that space between stimulus and response. So much of our day is spent in “automatic pilot” , going about the activities of life without really paying attention. By learning to slow down and observe the present moment, we learn to break habits of mind that lead to suffering. Research on mindfulness approaches shows that the practice not only leads greater relief from physical, mental and emotional difficulties but also structural changes in the brain that contribute to more lasting effects of this relief.
As an MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Therapist, I offer coaching for individuals who are just being introduced to mindfulness practice and cannot join a structured 8 week MBCT/MBSR group or for those who would like to deepen their established practice with individual support. My approach is informed by my own daily mindfulness practice and years of personal commitment to sitting and movement meditation.
While I am not currently running mindfulness groups in my private practice I have developed and offer workshops on the following topics for community groups and organizations: