As human beings, it’s natural that we’ll experience uncomfortable feelings at times. Sometimes unhelpful thoughts and behaviours dominate our lives in ways we’d never consciously choose.
They may even take us away from who and what is most important to us. I help clients with both mindful acceptance and mindful enquiry to free themselves from past hurts and constraints, and to live their lives in the ways that are most important to them.
Broadly, mindfulness involves weaving experiential and compassionate practices into sessions on an as needed basis, and only with your permission.
I generally use mindfulness within the context of whatever other work we are doing. Mindfulness blends seamlessly into therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and is at the heart of some therapies, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
Some clients choose to make mindfulness a focus of therapy and that can be valuable as well.
Mindfulness is highly effective in helping clients experiencing:
→ post-traumatic stress
Trauma sensitive mindfulness is also helpful for clients experiencing developmental trauma and/or post-traumatic stress.