Mindfulness-based therapies

Mindfulness-based therapies integrate mindfulness practices into psychological therapy to enhance mental and emotional well-being. These therapies teach individuals to focus on the present moment in a non-judgmental and accepting manner, cultivating awareness and clarity of thought.

Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) is a program that combines mindfulness and self-compassion to foster a kind, connected, and present stance toward oneself, especially during times of difficulty. MSC helps individuals relate to themselves with kindness rather than criticism, which can lead to greater emotional resilience and well-being. Practices involve mindfulness exercises, self-compassion techniques, and guided meditations to develop a compassionate inner voice and a caring relationship with oneself.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help prevent the recurrence of depression, particularly in individuals with a history of chronic depression. By teaching mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral skills, MBCT helps individuals become more aware of their thoughts and feelings and learn to manage them without self-judgment. This awareness creates a space between one’s thoughts and actions, reducing the likelihood of automatic responses to thoughts that can lead to a depressive relapse.

Both MSC and MBCT are effective in reducing symptoms of various psychological conditions, improving stress management, and enhancing overall quality of life. They encourage presence, acceptance, and compassion, which are vital for emotional health and well-being.

Dr. Becca Graham

Dr. Becca Graham

Dr. Marina Costanzo

Dr. Marina Costanzo

Dr. Stacy Bonds

Dr. Stacy Bonds