mindfulnessI incorporate mindfulness as central part of the therapeutic process. When you consider that our feelings of anxiety, stress, and anger almost always involve other people, then changing our perception of these people can alleviate our pain and suffering.

Mindfulness teaches us to observe and accept our feelings when they get stirred up. These feelings can be embraced as signals or messengers that arouse something inside of us that needs to be looked at or loved.

When we do this, we become less reactive and less judgmental toward ourselves and other people. This is a practical approach that can help us focus more on what matters in life.

What’s more, neuroscience has shown that the brain changes with experience. With mindfulness, we begin to reprogram the well-worn grooves in the mind.  We can plow new furrows and cultivate new growth based on what we do in the present. This is how  we train the mind and change our inner landscape.