ABOUT BAY AREA MINDFULNESS & THERAPY CENTER
Welcome to the Bay Area Mindfulness and Therapy Center. Our entire practice is now virtual, offering individual and couples therapy, online mindfulness courses, as well as live weekly meditation classes in the Journey Forward Facebook group. All of these services are designed to give you the tools to get unstuck from what’s not working in your life so you can Journey Forward to living fully and authentically. It is our commitment to provide you with a safe, warm, and confidential environment in which you can cultivate new ways to respond to life’s challenges, as well as creating deeper understanding and healing of your past.
“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.”
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES THERAPY
Our therapeutic modality is rooted in the practice of mindfulness in which we focus on being in the present, accepting what is arising, and learning to create new habits and patterns designed to help you unstuck from what is no longer serving you. This also includes working towards being in alignment with your head and your heart, developing greater gratitude and compassion, 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 workshops 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, and role model the very behaviors you are wishing to see in your kids. Practicing presence, patience, and 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. When we are feeling overwhelmed, it is very difficult to access our tools, so through practice, you will learn to calm down the emotional brain and be able to utilize the tools that will benefit you overall well being.