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Mindfulness Therapy San Diego, CA

Are you constantly worrying about the future or ruminating about the past?

Mindfulness therapy can help you to finally feel present and peaceful in your daily life

Do you find yourself worrying about the future or ruminating about past events often? Do you find it difficult to focus on the events and tasks that are unfolding right in front of you? Maybe you feel disconnected from your career, relationships, or hobbies. Perhaps you feel like something is missing in your life that is holding you back from increased happiness and satisfaction, and you aren’t quite sure what it is.

In our fast-paced culture and society, it is incredibly common for us to experience difficulty with feeling present in our daily lives

We are often on the go, constantly thinking about the next task or goal that we need to complete rather than the one that is already right in front of us. This can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. It can also lead to decreased feelings of satisfaction and happiness, as we may always feel like we are “chasing” the next thing and never truly feel present and peaceful in our current situations.

Who Is Mindfulness Therapy For?

If you can resonate with or relate to anything that I have mentioned above, then mindfulness therapy could be very helpful for you. This type of therapy is especially helpful for those that are experiencing anxiety and find themselves constantly worrying. It can also be quite helpful if you are experiencing depression and are having difficulty feeling joy and satisfaction in your daily life. Mindfulness-based therapy is very effective in managing and decreasing overall stress levels as well.

Mindfulness-based therapy has proven to be useful for treatment in the following conditions:

Even if you haven’t experienced any of the symptoms above, mindfulness-based therapy can still be helpful if you feel that you find yourself feeling depressed, worrying often, and/or have a difficult time feeling peaceful and present in your body.

Mindfulness Therapy Can Help

Mindfulness Therapy San Diego, CA Woman Relaxing on Couch Mindfulness-based therapy can help you to finally feel present, relaxed, and satisfied in your daily life. Learning mindfulness techniques can teach you to detach your negative thoughts and emotions from yourself and have the ability to view them in a non-judgmental way. Oftentimes, our depression and anxiety worsens because it causes us to feel shame and think to ourselves, “what is wrong with me?” When using mindfulness skills, you will learn to objectively be the observer of your thoughts and view them simply as helpful messengers – rather than negative or judgmental.

Some Benefits of Seeing a Mindfulness Therapist Include:

To learn more about the benefits of mindfulness, check out the American Psychological Association website.

What Does a Mindfulness Therapy Session Look Like?

Mindfulness-Based Therapy San Diego, CA Session Man Thanking Therapist “Mindfulness” can be defined as a conscious awareness of the present moment. Mindfulness-based therapy focuses on bringing awareness to our thoughts, feelings, and actions that are currently getting in the way of living the lives that we desire. When we are better able to examine our thoughts from a non-judgmental perspective, then we can begin to implement self-compassion and therefore choose how to respond to these thoughts in a more positive and helpful way. Mindfulness therapy incorporates relaxation techniques that can be implemented during and between therapy sessions to help your mind and body relax. These techniques often include breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxations, and more. These mindfulness practices will also teach you to become more present in your daily life.

Why Book a Mindfulness Therapy Session with Me?

Self emBody Therapy - Sarah Lawley Chernick, LMFT Headshot - San Diego, CA 92109 I was trained in mindfulness-based therapy techniques while obtaining my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have used this therapeutic technique with a variety of clients for many of the conditions listed above. Clients have stated that they now feel much more relaxed in their daily lives and feel more present than they ever even knew was possible. Many clients report to me that they didn’t even know what it felt like to be present until they did mindfulness therapy! This type of therapy allowed them to finally focus on the events unfolding right in front of them, thus improving their productivity, relationships, and overall joy in life.

In addition to being a Psychotherapist I am also a registered yoga teacher, which has taught me numerous mindfulness techniques that I utilize in sessions with clients. These techniques have been very effective in decreasing stress, anxiety, and depression, and provide a unique blend of “talk therapy” intertwined with relaxing strategies to help clients feel comfortable during and after a session. Not only have I utilized mindfulness therapy with many different types of clients, but I have also used it in various treating settings including psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics, school settings, and private practice.

Are you ready to feel more joy, satisfaction, and ease in your daily life?

Contact me to schedule a 15 minute phone consultation and see if Mindfulness Therapy in San Diego is right for you!

My Standard Rate is $200 Per Session (50 Minutes)

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You may have some questions about seeing a mindfulness therapist...

Though you will never truly know if mindfulness treatment will work for you without trying it, research has shown mindfulness therapeutic modalities to be highly effective for a variety of different conditions. Mindfulness-based therapy can provide you with an array of coping skills that you can learn in therapy and continue to implement in your daily life, long after our time in therapy together is over.

You don’t need to have any prior experience with meditation or mindfulness activities in order to do mindfulness-based therapy. I will guide the way and teach you any mindfulness exercises that I feel could be helpful for your individual circumstances. Here is an article that I contributed to and shares others peoples stories on the benefits of meditation.

Mindfulness-based therapy does not necessarily need to involve any type of meditation. There are a variety of other techniques that include both “talk therapy” and relaxation techniques that we can implement in mindfulness-based therapy. However, something that I come across often is that clients have had a negative experience with meditation in the past if they felt like they weren’t doing it right because they couldn’t seem to “turn their thoughts off”. The point of meditation is not to turn our thoughts off (this is actually impossible), but to learn to detach from them and observe them in a non-judgmental way. Even if you’ve had negative experiences with meditation or mindfulness exercises in the past, we can always re-visit them if you’d like or we can just try new ones!

Every client is an individual and has unique treatment goals and considerations. Therefore, there is no set number of mindfulness-based therapy sessions that will fit for everyone. However, studies have shown that individuals can find relief from anxiety, stress, depression, and other symptoms quite quickly by beginning to implement mindfulness techniques into their daily life.

If you find yourself worrying often and have difficulty calming down or relaxing, mindfulness-based therapy could be very helpful for you. Mindfulness-based therapy can also be helpful for those that find themselves feeling stressed or tense often. In addition to stress reduction, some other empirically-supported benefits of mindfulness include: reduced rumination, less emotional reactivity, improved focus, and increased health benefits.

Symptoms and Disorders that Mindfulness Therapy is Used for:

Mindfulness Therapy in San Diego, CA

If you’re ready to feel relaxed in your daily life and learn more about our mindfulness therapy services, please use the button above or call (619) 800-5393 for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

Self emBody Therapy
EMDR, Eating Disorders, Anxiety
5330 Carroll Canyon Rd Suite 120,
San Diego, CA 92121
(619) 800-5393