Mindfulness refers to paying attention to the present moment, on purpose, with curiosity and compassion. In the role of the observer, we experience our thoughts and feelings as they truly are.
Rather than suppressing or avoiding difficult emotions through distraction or self-medication, we welcome and acknowledge their presence. Through mindfulness, our uncomfortable memories, thoughts, and emotions become less threatening and wield less control over us.
Mindfulness offers significant brain health benefits like improved focus, memory, and emotion regulation. It is an important part of the therapy I offer.