ABOUT BAY AREA MINDFULNESS & THERAPY CENTER
Welcome to the Bay Area Mindfulness and Therapy Center. We offer individual and couples therapy, mindfulness courses and meditation classes, all designed to give you the tools to help you thrive. It is our mission to provide you with a safe, warm, and confidential environment in which you can cultivate new ways to respond to life’s challenges, allowing you to live your optimal life.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
OUR AREAS OF SPECIALTY
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES THERAPY
Our therapeutic modality comes from a place of mindfulness in which we focus on being in the present, accepting what is arising in the moment, and how to create new habits and patterns that will get you unstuck from the habitual cycles that are no longer serving you. This also includes working towards being in alignment with your head and your heart, effective communication skills, speaking from your authenticity, and acknowledgement that growth and change are normal and healthy aspects of life.
CULTIVATION OF A MINDFUL PRACTICE
Mindfulness is the practice of living your life with greater awareness, attention and intention. It is a practice in which we can become centered in each present moment, anchored in your breath and body, and respond with curiosity to whatever is arising. When practicing mindfulness, we also cultivate gratitude, compassion and loving-kindness towards ourselves and others, allowing us to go through life with greater understanding of how live authentically and in alignment with our intentions.
Whether you are transitioning to being single to married, married to parenthood, married to divorce, stay-at-home-parent to back into the workforce, retirement, empty-nester, career change, relocation, or any other significant transition, we are here to help release you from old stories in order to create a new working model for you to operate from. It is beneficial notice where you are getting stuck in the past, as well as your fears and anxieties about the future, all the while helping you become more present in who you are in the here and now.
There is no manual on how to parent, and often we find ourselves living by trial and error on what will work best with our kids. BAMTC offers individual sessions and group classes on how to not only survive, but thrive, in your parenthood. Drawing upon the foundations of a mindfulness practice, of increasing your presence, awareness and attention, you will learn how to respond not react, as well as parent to the child you have, rather than the one you hoped you had, or wished you had. Practicing presence, patience, compassion will increase the connection between you and your child, and create an authentic, peaceful relationship and home environment.
STRESS AND ANXIETY REDUCTION
Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety and can be beneficial in almost any setting or situation. Being mindful allows us to be more aware of the triggers to our stress and anxiety, and as you learn to notice and acknowledge them, you become more skilled at not being swept away by them.