G.Y.M. Grow Your Mind Psychotherapy - 2 locations
  • 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Ste. 1430, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • 8720 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
TEL: 301-893-4733
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Mindfulness Counseling

What is mindfulness

Jon Kabat Zinn is the founder of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). He gave an explanation of mindfulness in which he said “mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.

Based on Jon Kabat Zinn’s description, we know mindfulness is about being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations and bring full awareness to your internal and external experiences.

How mindfulness can help you

Living in the modern society, we are constantly distracted, and it’s easy to become stressed out and overwhelmed, and not everyone have the skills to manage stress. As a result, people don’t always can bring out the best in themselves. According to research, mindfulness can reduce stress level, reduce anxiety, enhance concentration, become less emotional reactivity, improve executive functioning, and enhance self-insight.

By learning mindfulness, you are able to reshape our thinking pattern, break a habit of negative thinking/behavior pattern, unfold your strengths, and bring calmness in your mind.

Bring mindfulness into therapy

Alison is an experienced mindfulness teacher and she understands people’s challenges when they start to learn mindfulness. She is especially good at integrating mindfulness into daily life. In order words, mindfulness can be delivered by a variety of forms, such as mindful walking or mindful movement, so you don’t have to sit on the cushion all day to practice mindfulness.

Alison makes mindfulness very approachable. You will get a chance to practice mindfulness in therapy and it is encouraged to practice outside of the session. You will be able to develop a better understanding to self and other people, increase ability to accepting circumstances without judgments, and bring healing into your life.