If you or a loved one is struggling with sleepless nights, sadness, constant worry or fear, frustration, lack of focus, panic attacks or even chronic discomfort, mindfulness-based psychotherapy can be of help. Through mindfulness-based psychotherapy one can learn the skills and practices to cope with life’s challenges, manage the stress of daily living, find focus, and calm unsettling thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Mindfulness-based psychotherapy uses practices, strategies and mental/emotional exercises to enhance one’s ability to reflect upon rather than react to unpleasant or unwanted experiences. Through mindfulness-based skills and practices, individuals learn ways to step back from intense, overwhelming feelings, shift out of negative thinking, and manage discomfort, sadness, fear and anger. During therapy sessions, individuals explore these strategies and exercises in a step by step, supportive process. Stress management, art therapy exercises, relaxation skills, and play therapy (for children) are often used in session.
Mindfulness-based skills and practices are effective with children, adolescents, and adults, ranging from individuals in active duty military to those with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. They can help a person resolve both past and present challenges, and let go of those experiences which create barriers to growth and happiness. These practices change the way the brain functions and actually transform connections within the brain, as noted by research from the world’s leading universities. Through mindfulness-based practices, one can become calmer, more focused and better able to manage stress, anxiety, mood, anger and frustration.
Bronwyn Robertson, LPC
Bronwyn Robertson provides Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and works with children, adolescents and adults.