We are too often fooled into believing our thoughts, that we aren’t “enough” and that we need to prove our worthiness. The good news is that, like a puppy, the mind can be trained to listen and obey. Mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral approaches can relieve distressing emotions and change reactive behavior, finding peaceful refuge in the spaces between thoughts.

Mindfulness is simply noticing, rather than reacting to each sensation, emotion and frame of inner dialogue, as it arises from one moment to the next. We learn to pay gentle attention to the mind with objectivity.

Cognitive strategies alleviate suffering by challenging the potentially endless stream of faulty, disquieting beliefs and replacing them with neutral, realistic ones.

These mind training approaches help us:

  • Recover from depression and anxiety
  • Develop resilience to prevent reoccurring illness
  • Address addictive behaviors effectively
  • Liberate from self-destructive behaviors and habits
  • Open creative energies
  • Infuse relationships with positive emotion