Mindfulness-Based Therapy in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York.
Mindfulness-based therapy involves cultivating: (1) awareness and (2) acceptance. We will work together to become more fully aware of what is going on in the present moment - our thoughts, emotions, experiences. This increased awareness will help to replace automatic and habitual responses that may not be serving you.
We will also work to be aware in a certain way – with acceptance. We will work with you to stop attempting to control your internal experiences, and instead meet them without judgment.
How can mindfulness-based therapy help me?
Mindfulness-based therapy can help you get out of "automatic pilot", savor the present moment, get in better touch with your thoughts and feelings, and let go of the various stories that your mind tells you. We will work with you to help you become more aware of the present moment and separate yourself from your thoughts and emotions, giving you the tools to combat various psychological symptoms as they arise.
How does mindfulness-based therapy look like?
We will help you cultivate mindfulness through various mindfulness practices. We can work together to help you notice your thoughts, pay attention to the ways in which you embody emotions. For many people, we start by first simply paying attention to your breath. We will often practice a mindfulness meditation together in session and then discuss what came up for you. We will often give you meditations to practice "at home". We also conduct structured mindfulness-based therapy, such as Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
What is the research behind mindfulness-based therapy?
Research has shown that mindfulness-based therapies are effective for reducing stress/anxiety, improving sleep, reducing insomnia, preventing depression relapse, anxiety, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, ADHD, chronic pain, overall health (e.g., reducing blood pressure), and improving relationships.
What kind of training do you have in mindfulness-based therapy?
Both Drs. Roos and Sala have received extensive training in mindfulness-based therapies (including supervision by leading mindfulness experts and attending several trainings). They have attended meditation retreats, and are mindfulness practitioners.