Mindfulness Meditation for Mental Health
“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
Many people come to mindfulness meditation practice through the door of mental health these days. The experience of anxiety and depression can be the catalyst for people to engage in a meditation practice but the challenge is to maintain a practice that supports well being throughout the ups and downs of life.
My personal background in meditation goes back to my early studies of Zen Buddhism and I have maintained a daily meditation practice with regular retreats for over 25 years. This has been a challenge with the busyness of everyday life, but a necessity to maintain balance and authenticity in the therapeutic work I do.
Throughout my career I have been interested in how to offer mindfulness training for people dealing with mental health issues in a way that is understandable and accessible. To that end I have trained in different mindfulness based therapies such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindful Self Compassion, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and continue to adapt ways to offer training to those who are needing support in their therapeutic path of healing.
If you are looking for support to start a mindfulness practice for your own emotional well being, or simply looking for some support to deepen or renew your practice, I am happy to work with you.
For therapists who are looking to integrate mindfulness skills into their practice, I am also available for professional supervision and training both individually and in groups.