THIS EMPOWERING APPROACH FOCUSES ON HELPING OTHERS TO GAIN SELF-AWARENESS, IDENTIFY PERSONAL VALUES, CULMINATE SELF-ACCEPTANCE, AND TAKE EFFECTIVE ACTION TO BUILD SELF-BELIEF, SELF-COMPASSION AND LIFELONG HEALTHFUL BEHAVIOR CHANGE.
Mindfulness and Meditative Practices: I teach present moment and stress management skills derived from mindfulness and/or meditative practices such as Shambhala Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Guided Meditation, etc. These practices facilitate greater awareness, more openness and greater perspective taking, and more meaningful and enhanced functioning.
Mindfulness-Based Health Management: Using a combination of the psychotherapeutic techniques of CBT, ACT and the practice of mindfulness, whether at the individual or group therapy level, this is a unique program that helps kids, teens, young adults and their families better understand their thoughts and feelings and create long-term sustaining healthful behavioral changes.
The mind-body strategies are engaging and user-friendly and includes relevant examples, exercises, and case studies that will be easy to relate to and put into practice every day.
This practice is for everyone: kids and teens who overeat, are overweight or are obese. My services can serve as a stand-alone program o as a supplement to working with a practitioner (nutritionist, therapist, etc.).
The mind-body strategies will empower individuals to take personal responsibility for their health and foster a better understanding of how thoughts impact feelings which impacts healthful behaviors.
The 4P’s (predicting, planning, putting into action and practicing) will provide an ongoing structure for the lifelong practice of health management,
In additional to highlighting different skills, every session concludes with a mindfulness exercise to boost self-acceptance, self compassion and the practice of loving kindness toward oneself.