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Addiction Recovery: 7 Reasons Why Mindfulness is Such an Effective Treatment

Most people probably don’t relate meditation to addiction recovery. However, mindfulness has become a go-to treatment for all kinds of addictions. These include addictions to drugs, sex, alcohol, gambling, Internet, food, and more. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness describes a state of being in the present moment. We release the regrets of the past and we take a break from our...[ read more ]

Chronic Pain: How to Cope with the Obstacles of an Invisible Illness

We’ve come a long way in helping people with disabilities. From ramps to special seating to bathroom accommodations. this is all important progress. But what if your disability is not obvious? What if you have an invisible illness? What does it mean to have an “invisible illness”? “Invisible illness” is an umbrella term that describes illnesses, diseases, and disabilities that are...[ read more ]

How to Become a Mindful Couple and Enjoy a Peaceful Marriage

To understand why it’s important to be a mindful couple, we must first explore the concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a: State of being Commitment to the present moment Way to detach from judgement Path to a more peaceful life Practicing mindfulness is acceptance and an understanding that life unfolds in the moment. Our thoughts drift to the past with...[ read more ]

Stop Hating Your Body: Examining the Effects of a Negative Body Image

Clues… You are constantly receiving clues. They are the context that creates your perspective. Clues come from pop culture, gender roles, society’s expectations, and more. When it comes to your body, you use these clues to train your brain. Often, you focus on your “flaws.” Even when someone compliments you, you can’t even see what it is they like about...[ read more ]

How to Improve Your Work and Life Balance with Mindfulness

Life can often feel like a race. Some of us treat it like a sprint. Others see it as a marathon. Either way, there’s competition, pressure, and a finish line. This viewpoint can alter our work and life balance. Juggling our job and personal life gets trickier by the day. When these elements are out of balance, it can create...[ read more ]

Understanding How Children Grieve Can Help Us Cope With Loss as Adults

Processing grief can be confusing and overwhelming. Here is a piece about taking care of your inner child by giving yourself permission to grieve freely and without limitations. If you or someone you know needs support while navigating this process please reach out. Read Emily's blog here. Emily is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with the Center for Mindful...[ read more ]

EFT for Couples: 9 Steps to a Stronger, More Secure, and Happier Marriage

Couples therapy has undergone many productive shifts and transitions over the years. Through it all, the success rate of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) remains consistently impressive. Thus, EFT for couples has been studied extensively. Research shows the following: 70-75 percent of couples move from distress to recovery. These couples report being much happier with each other (compared to 35 percent...[ read more ]

Somatic Trauma Therapy: What Is It and How Can It Help Me?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a growing concern in the United States. Please take a moment and consider these numbers: At any given time, roughly 8 percent of Americans have PTSD. That’s about 25 million people navigating the symptoms below. Women are twice as likely as men to develop PTSD. One in nine women develop PTSD and that only includes...[ read more ]

Freeing Yourself From The Pressure of Perfections

Are you tired of working so hard to be perfect? Self-criticism masquerading as self-improvement is pervasive in today's culture of perfectionism, but it is not the only way to be your best self! Read Emily's blog here. Emily is a Associate Marriage & Family Therapist with the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy. Her goal is to help clients create ease in...[ read more ]

7 Ways You Can Calm Your Anxiety at Home

Stress is inevitable and unavoidable. Anxiety is not. But what if you find yourself having a harder and harder time trying to calm your anxiety? You know the symptoms: Sweating Heart racing Dry throat Tense muscles and more You can choose to "just live with it" or you can create patterns that help manage that anxiety. Needless to say, you,...[ read more ]