What is Mindfulness Therapy
How can I help you?
In a nutshell? Mindfulness Therapy is simply being “aware” – aware of what you are choosing to think moment by moment, and then learning simple techniques to evaluate your own thoughts for what they really are: just glitches in the “software” of your brain. Thoughts form well-worn neuropathway routes in your brain, somewhat like the old covered-wagon train routes that crisscrossed the Old West. Some of those wagon ruts became six feet deep and they can still be seen today, and that’s what your own neuropathways might look like, if you could become the size of an atom and get a peek inside your own brain!
Once you become “aware” of your own thoughts, you will learn how to stop your own reactions to the “stressors” (triggers) in your own life. (You can’t stop the crazy-making people in your from doing what they do, but you can change your reaction to them, yes?)
Then you will begin to learn how to argue with your own negative thoughts and control the reactions that don’t serve you. Self-destructive, self-sabotaging and simply mean-spirited thought patterns that are not helping you at all. After that, you will learn to “reprogram your brain,” by inserting new thought patterns and beliefs that can and will inspire you to take action and to succeed. And then you will learn to appreciate your own life, and you will learn how to change the structure of your own brain, and finally be free, all by simply being “mindful.” It’s a teachable technique. I’ve been doing yoga for 40 years, and Qigong for fifteen – it’s an ancient technique that now is gaining scientific acceptance because it works!
Mindfulness Therapy isn’t just a New Age Fad. Scientific research proves that being “mindful” of your own thinking patterns and habits, and learning the simple techniques delivers longer lasting benefits than drug therapy for anxiety, eating disorders and mood swings.