Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness continues to gain popularity as an effective tactic to treat depression and anxiety. In this month’s blog, I outline some specific exercises you can do to engage in mindfulness. In short, mindfulness is consciously choosing to attend to the present moment...
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: The Basics

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: The Basics

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a counseling framework that is being utilized more and more by clinicians to treat a variety of mental health concerns. In my practice, I use DBT as a compliment to Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (see Aug 2019 for an overview of CBT)....
Mindful Breathing

Mindful Breathing

“Just breathe.” We hear this expression a lot, especially when we’re worked up. But why do we encourage breathing to calm down? Turns out there is a physiological process that happens when we focus on our breath that can truly calm our emotions and bodies. A Crash...
What’s Mindfulness?

What’s Mindfulness?

Mindfulness has been gaining attention as this topic is researched further, and the benefits continue to accumulate. Most people have heard the term mindfulness, but what exactly is it? The Basics… One of the leading researchers on this topic, Jon Kabat-Zinn offers a...