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What is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?


What is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?

You’ve probably heard of mindfulness meditation, but what exactly is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)? This form of therapy uses mindfulness practices like breathing exercises and meditation to help clients break free of negative thought patterns. What Can MBCT Treat? MBCT was first developed to prevent individuals who were struggling with repeating episodes of depression and anxiety from relapsing. Studies have found MBCT...[ read more ]

The Amazing Benefits of Meditation

There are plenty of things that occur in our daily lives that cause us stress: commuter traffic, hassles at work, and tension in our personal relationships to name just a few. If we don’t find healthy ways to deal with this stress, it can fester, eventually causing anxiety, depression, and even health issues such as hypertension and heart disease. One...[ read more ]

Emotional & Psychological Abuse – Physical Abuses’ Savvier Cousin

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. - Maya Angelou Due to COVID-19 & our shelter-in-place orders, I began to notice my female clients & patients disclosing painful realities about their home life. They weren’t discussing fear that their physical safety was in jeopardy. Instead, they...[ read more ]

Letting Go of Gracie

“Whenever there is a meeting, a parting shall follow.” - Happy Mask Salesman My beloved Dog Daughter passed away six months ago. Her passing was both tragic & completely unexpected. Having just come off another meditation retreat, what dormant grief I still had left, came flooding back. Below is the passage taken from my journal - somewhat altered (for reader...[ read more ]

Renunciation – Letting Go in Order to Gain

“When we are ready to let go, we will do so with relief. We will experience renunciation not as a death but as a birth.” - R. Gates The beginning of June I went to Cloud Mountain for my third annual Young Adult retreat. Cloud Mountain feels like a second home. I began coming to this Buddhist center in my...[ read more ]

Thank U, Next

Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path. A few weeks ago, everything I thought to be my worries and problems evaporated. A few weeks ago, my husband received test results about his heart that were deeply concerning. In an instant, his, and our lives were turned upside down. Thoughts ran through our minds...[ read more ]

Contrast Brings Clarity

“It takes courage to live through suffering; and it takes honesty to observe it.” - C.S. Lewis I work with so many people who are struggling with significant adversity in their lives. I see people dealing with the hardest circumstance's life has to offer and yet somehow find a way to keep it moving. As an Emergency Department (ED) Social...[ read more ]

Blasting Into 2019

Today is a great day to manifest the shit out of some abundance. There is a line drawn in the sand where I can clearly see the previous version of myself and a Knowing that there is another version on the horizon. The truth is, of course, I am scared to death. While I feel the Knowing in my bones...[ read more ]

Nature Proficiency

I am happy out here. Messy hair, dirty feet and wild water on my skin. Out here with the wild things; this is where I belong.” ~Brooke Hampton I went about a decade with nature deficiency. My break occurred throughout my twenties when I was building the foundation of my life. Then something miraculous happened that thrust my husband and...[ read more ]

Take Risks: If You Win, You Will Be Happier. If You Lose, You Will Be Wiser.

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde oung adult life, I understood myself to be a Type A Perfectionist. Desiring above all else, to do things perfectly in any pursuit. A major disadvantage with the need to be perfect is that I became risk-averse. Constantly making "safe" decisions where...[ read more ]