Mindfulness-based Therapy

Mindfulness-based approaches to therapy lead with mindfulness, promoting the practice as an important part of good mental health. Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. Simply put, mindfulness encourages and teaches us to fully live in the present moment. Through the practice of mindfulness we can learn to be present with our thoughts, emotions, relationships, and problems – and the more present we are, the more workable they become. It’s not about “positive thinking,” – it’s about not taking negative thoughts so seriously. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s mindfulness-based therapy experts today.

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Mindfulness practice helps us to stay in the moment. In reality there is no yesterday or tomorrow. There is only this moment. When we can truly experience the moment, we can be in touch with whatever is present now and less consumed with what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. This can be very freeing, especially when feeling overwhelmed with parenting or fighting with your partner.

— Fanshen Thompson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

With the use of trauma-informed, mindfulness-based strategies, you will increase your capacity to manage difficult emotions, remain regulated through challenging circumstances, and feel more in control of your life.

— Caleigh Balsamo, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

We often go throughout our day without much attention to our thoughts, feelings, or the world around us. Intentionally being aware of those sensations without judgement can help you connect to yourself and those around you. It can be a powerful way to bring peace and joy.

— Kathryn Werner, Physicians Assistant in Boise, ID

Mindfulness has been a part of how I work with people for some time. The concept of mindfulness in therapy is crucial. With mindfulness comes grounding, certainty. The ability to practice it in daily life becomes just one part of how a person can begin to take control over what feels like automatic pilot. In sessions, clients learn different techniques to employ this intervention when feeling depressed or anxious. It allows for a deeper understanding of one's life experiences.

— Micah Hatchett, Counselor in ,

Is about learning how to being more mindful about how a person treats themselves and how they go through life. It is about reconnecting to the present moment and how to be compassionate and in acceptance of oneself.

— Celine Redfield, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

Mindfulness training is about finding acceptance and peace in the present and in our own mind and existence. I will work with you in learning to sit with your own experience and feelings in order to quiet the inner voice that has developed out of your own wounds, negative beliefs and suffering.

— Victoria Love, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

I have practiced mindfulness for years, and have watched it create waves of positive change throughout my life and the lives of my clients. I focus on concrete ways to bring this buzzword to life in the lives of real people - no daily meditation practice or lengthy amounts of time required if that's not your style. I can help you implement powerful moments of mindfulness into the busiest of lives.

— Anne Brady, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Columbus, OH

I have been developing my own mindfulness practice since 2014 and have trained in yoga instruction and mindfulness-based therapies. I use mindfulness in session to help slow down and do deeper noticing of thoughts, emotions, body-sensations and images. We notice what happens when we make space for all of this. Mindfulness is also a useful tool for helping us cope with anxiety and other intense emotions.

— Ellen Line, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Baltimore, MD

Mindfulness is beneficial for increasing wellness in everyone's lives. The ability to live in the present moment and be cognizant of your emotions and thought processes brings stability. Mindfulness is proven to help prevent and reduce anxiety and depression, assist in processing trauma, and increase focus for those of us with ADHD. I love helping clients develop a mindfulness practice that fits their wellness needs.

— Kelly Cromer, Clinical Psychologist in Aurora, CO

With years of personal practice, I have first had experience of the variety of mental and physical benefits of mindfulness practice. Additionally, I have completed Jon Kabat-Zins 8 week training program, Search Inside Yourself mindfulness and leadership course together with various mindful schools trainings including mindful communication & mindfulness of emotions. I currently have a daily meditation practice and am excited to be completing my first 10 day silent meditation retreat in July.

— Krissy Moses, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Winter Park, FL

I support my clients in honoring their unique identities, pay attention to their present moment, their bodily and minds states with presence and kindness (a simple working definition of mindfulness). In turn, my clients can move lovingly towards their current struggles, mend and heal, clarify and envision, and grow and root in wisdom. They can also develop loving relationships with their chronic symptoms which can include: grief, stress, anxiety, depression, focus/attention, anger, etc.

— David S. Wu, Clinical Social Worker in Pleasant Hill, CA

One of the many tools in the toolbox I am well trained in is Mindfulness-based Therapy. Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl stated, “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.” When we are trained in mindfulness, we can RESPOND and not REACT because that space gets bigger.

— Sean Burson, Therapist

In my work with you, I assist with mindfulness based practices that are intended to reconnect you with your body. If you've ever experienced "forgetting to eat", chances are, you may have not been mindful of your body's hunger cues, and were distracted by other things. Sometimes you may find your muscles tensed up or that you're grinding your teeth and not sure why. I offer guidance on becoming in tune with your body and mindful of factors that may affect your body's responses.

— Rebecca Brown, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Mindfulness-based therapy is an approach that uses both cognitive behavioral therapy methods & mindfulness meditative practices to help increase moment-by-moment awareness of what you’re experiencing, such as paying closer attention to your breathing, sensations in your body, inner-feelings & thoughts, and your reactions to specific situations. This helps you stay more grounded to make thoughtful behavioral choices versus reactive choices that may not align with the person you want to be.

— Nicole Iwule, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Orlando, FL

I provide the education and science for mindfulness and meditation as a healing tool. Then will regularly teach clients how to practice mindfulness and create their own personal practice for themselves. Been practicing and teaching mindfulness for around 20 years.

— Katelyn Shields, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Citrus Height, CA

Regrets and worries can stall our growth in life. We need not be in denial- yet rooting our experience in the present is our only means of connection with ourselves and the world. Knowing our current thoughts and feelings as we experience them. I have studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, a proven method for successful treatment for various symptoms of panic and anxiety. I can assist in Breathing Meditation, Walking Meditation, Yoga, and Body Scan, as well as Mindful Eating experiences.

— christine loeb, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA