Time and time again, the path to health and wellbeing begin much like any other – starting where you are and developing the bravery to take that first step.
Contemplative psychotherapy approaches the therapeutic process through mindfulness and loving-kindness practices to uncover our genuine goodness, natural dignity and innate wisdom. "Brilliant sanity" is the fundamental core in ourselves that we can rediscover by cultivation and nurturing; the results are clarity, openness, compassion toward ourselves and others, and a better integration of body, mind, spirit and energy. Contemplative psychotherapy includes insights from behavioral-cognitive therapy, guided imagery, breath work and narrative therapy.
Mindfulness-based therapy can significantly improve quality of life and can offer effective treatments for problem behaviors and complex trauma-related symptoms. Mindfulness seeks to improve our awareness of our thoughts and feelings with the goal of a non-judgmental acceptance that does not attach or react. Benefits include relaxation, stress reduction, the alleviation and prevention of depression and anxiety.