Is Your Mindfulness Program Trauma-Sensitive? 3 reasons you need to know and 3 questions to ask.

It was a busy day in the week about 16 or 17  years ago. Emails were still clunky communication channels, which was good because the voicemail I was listening to carried all the emotions we miss in typescript. She was scared, she said. Having a hard time breathing. After a treatment program. Meditation. Mindfulness. Please [...]

February is Psychology Month: Who needs psychotherapy?

Let's talk! Sometimes we just need a place where we can say what's in our heart and mind without fear of being ridiculed or punished. Psychological services such as psychotherapy offer that opportunity. It's a chance to examine how our thoughts, feelings, and actions come together either to help or hinder us in our relationships. [...]

February is Psychology Month: Learn more about psychologists and what they do

February is Psychology Month. It's a good time to learn about psychology, psychologists and psychological associates. Mental Health statistics are dire. Here are some fast facts: There is an enormous cost in lives lost if we consider the families and communities that are affected when one person takes their life. The economic cost is also [...]

Before you close your eyes: things to know about meditation

"Do you meditate?" It's a common question these days. Almost everyone I speak to has taken a mindfulness program or is looking for a place to learn how to meditate. It's an exciting time as well because, as healthcare professionals, we're finding ways to help people that seem to be making a difference in their lives. [...]

5-Day MBSM, July 22-27, 2018

  A Summer retreat perfect for learning mindfulness. Click on image to go to the registration page or download PDF here: MBSM Retreat flyer (2) Retreat costs may be partially covered by extended health care insurance.

10-Minute Mindful Movements Practice

Before attempting any movement practice, please follow the advice you have been given by your physician, physical therapist, or any health care professional about your range of motion, injuries, and physical limitations. Recognize that this is your practice.  You must listen to your body and only work to your level of ability.  If the practice [...]

Mindful Movements: Yes, you can be mindful even if you can’t sit still.

I am often told, “I know meditation is good for me, but I just can’t sit still!”  Well, here is some good news for all of you twitchy would-be meditators: sitting still is not the only way to meditate.  In fact, mindfulness meditation, which focuses greatly on the body, pairs extremely well with movement. When [...]