Wellness & Mindfulness

I offer support to begin and sustain lifestyle changes that lead to greater health and well-being. Wellness involves a focus on your habits, thoughts, motivations, and beliefs to increase your awareness of how you think and act regarding food, exercise, and physical well-being. Mindfulness teaches you to become aware of what’s happening in the present moment so that you make healthier choices.

I invite you to listen to me being interviewed by Carol the Coach host of the Hope Strength Recovery radio show, where I speak about Mindfulness in Recovery.

 

What is Wellness?

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. We work together to define your wellness outcomes, set goals, and encourage action. More than that, we examine feelings, thought processes, and possible conflicting motives that may contribute to your feeling stuck, then work toward changing the underlying thoughts and beliefs.

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) processes, such as accessing your most resourceful states and visualizing your desired outcomes, as well as hypnosis to reinforce healthy choices, are part of the overall plan. I ask your permission to hold you accountable for the goals you set and provide effective strategies to support you in meeting those goals.

Making positive changes contributes to a sense of competence and personal empowerment. You receive reinforcement for your successes and a consistent positive approach to all that you are doing.

What is Mindfulness?

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
– Jon Kabat-Zinn

We often react to thoughts to emotional stimuli without full awareness of what is occurring and what the consequences will be. Becoming aware of what’s happening in the present moment, in the body, thoughts, and emotions takes us out of auto pilot and allows us to make choices that enhance our lives.

The mindfulness practices I teach assist with emotional regulation, clearing obsessive thoughts, and responding instead of reacting. These skills help addicts in recovery get “unstuck” and move forward.