Mindfulness is hugely beneficial for many mental health purposes. It can improve many psychological symptoms, including: attention problems, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma symptoms, and more! I am trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and am able to offer mindfulness coaching based on these mindfulness theories, philosophies, and practices. Together we can explore mindfulness theory and practice. *I will be starting a mindful parenting group in January 2018* Please contact me if you are interested, and for pricing details.
If you are interested in starting your own practice, please feel free to use this free audio recording of a body scan meditation. The body scan is a great practice to start with for beginning practitioners. It focuses on bodily awareness, and is helpful for feeling grounded and relaxed.
This free audio recording of a loving-kindness meditation designed specifically for parents, educators, clinicians, and people of other disciplines who work with children. The loving-kindness meditation focuses on compassion for the self and others, and is helpful for cultivating compassion and preventing burnout or compassion fatigue.
This free audio uses guided imagery to help us practice staying calm even when there is chaos around us. It also reminds us of the impermanence of feelings and mental states, and how we can be our calm, strong, stable selves, as these thoughts and feelings come and go.