“The longest journey you will ever take is the eighteen inches from your head to your heart.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
I am often asked about my guiding principles to my practice and work, so here are some of my philosophies.
A thorough and holistic approach to healing and wellness should address the mind and body as a whole. The mind and body are deeply interconnected. Stress accounts for up to 90 percent of visits to the doctor. It’s estimated that 90 percent of serotonin in your body is made in your gut. So it makes sense that in order to treat issues like stress and anxiety, we need to consider both mind and body.
Self-compassion has enormous healing power. Self-criticism and negative thinking cause downward spirals. A little self-compassion can go a long way and lead to more positive thinking and experiences, a phenomenon scientists call “upward spirals” of thinking. Therapy is an example of a place where you can learn to approach yourself with kindness and patience and catch yourself from falling into a downward spiral.
Awareness catalyzes positive action. Mindfulness develops your ability to be attentive and aware without judgment. It expands your ability to deal with challenging situations and take action in a thoughtful manner.
Self-empowerment is key. I believe in creating spaces where you can recognize your needs and prioritize and focus on yourself– whether it is a yoga studio or therapy room. I aim to nurture self-empowerment and inner strength so that that self-confidence and strength extends to all areas of your personal and professional life.
Therapies, including medications, yoga, and mindfulness, need to be tailored to the individual.
Every person is unique, so there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. We work together to figure out a path that is right for your schedule, your preferences, and your experience.
It’s just as important to focus on your strengths in addition to the areas that you’d like to improve. Traditional medicine often focuses on things that are going wrong. But it’s really important to identify and recognize your strengths, so that you can harness your power and resilience.
My philosophy is to give you the most effective therapy and tools to be resilient long-term. When you learn tools and skills in therapy, you gain the power to stop harmful impact of chronic stress. These skills give you the ability to be free from symptoms of stress, anxiety, or depression for longer.
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