• Mindfulness-Based Therapy

    Mindfulness-Based Therapy

    Mindfulness is at the core of everything that I teach as a therapist. Mindfulness as we now use it in mental health and substance abuse treatment was developed in the 1980s by Jon Kabat-Zinn, who defines mindfulness as the awareness that comes from paying attention, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. I have pursued mindfulness education in many forms, including completing a 250-hour yoga teacher training course in 2019 at Asheville Community Yoga where I developed a stronger mindfulness practice incorporating mind-body-spirit connection.

    Mindfulness comes in many forms and here are so of the types I teach/practice: 

    • Mindful eating
    • Mindful movement
    • Mindful breathing
    • Mindful walking
    • Grounding skills
    • Mindful speech
    • Mindful relationships
    • Meditation

    Recent research has shown that people who have been clinically depressed three or more times in their life find that learning mindfulness-based skills help to considerably reduce their chances of depression returning.

    The benefits of mindfulness have been shown to improve:

    • Depression and anxiety
    • Food and eating issues
    • Low mood and negative thoughts
    • Body sensations such as weariness and sluggishness
    • Psychosis

    Evidence indicates that mindfulness-based therapy may reduce the rate of depressive relapse by 50%. If you or someone you know may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy, please contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.