Mindfulness is defined as bringing a kind attention and nonjudgmental awareness to the present moment with radical acceptance. Even more, it involves learning to remain in the present moment despite life’s many distractions and pulls to take us to the past or the future.
Mindfulness has a robust foothold within the field of research where it has repeatedly shown benefits in managing stress, improving psoriasis, decreasing symptoms of cancer, decreasing anxiety, lessening depression, and countless more physical and emotional conditions.
All of Harmony Harbor Counselors are trained in mindfulness and participate in a regular practice of mindfulness. In turn, mindfulness-informed psychotherapy is an integral part of how we “do therapy.” For example, you may find that our kind, gentle and yet strong presence is different as you sit with us, as is our way of understanding when applying a nonjudgmental stance; and last but not least, radical acceptance can make for powerful change-agent!
While of course, we utilize additional ways of being, understanding, and intervening, it is safe to say, that mindfulness-informed psychotherapy is our home-base that we return to each and every day (Cheston, 2000).
So, if it is a goal of yours to learn to be more at peace with the present as it is and / or to make peace with present as it is, then mindfulness-informed psychotherapy may indeed be the therapy for which are seeking.
Cheston, S. E. (2000). A new paradigm for teaching counseling theory and practice. Counselor Education and Supervision, 39(4), 254-269.