The Path to Mindfulness Part 3: Emotion and Thought Awareness

Jan 26, 2016

  Mindfulness Gives Us Perspective on Thoughts and Emotions  Mindfulness of thoughts and emotions gives us a “bird's eye view” of what’s happening with ourselves and facilitates healthier perspective-taking.  Issues are more manageable when we can observe them rather than just experiencing them without any sense of perspective.   Real-world examples of mindfulness and management of thoughts/emotions A simple example of b [ + ]

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Mindfulness and the 3-Part Breath

Jan 12, 2016

In the first article of this Path to Mindfulness series, I introduced the concept of mindfulness and explored how you can begin to hone your focus and awareness by really observing a concrete object. Now that you’ve learned how to be mindful of an object, you will learn how you can start to be mindful of yourself. This article will discuss how you can begin to focus your attention inwards by becoming fully aware of your breath. Breath is a [ + ]

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The Path to Mindfulness Part 1: Mindful Awareness

Jan 5, 2016

Before I became a clinical psychologist I was a certified yoga teacher, so I have been studying mindfulness for years. The field of psychology has recently begun embracing the concept of mindfulness, and these days it’s common to hear the term being thrown around outside of mental health and wellness contexts. I consider mindfulness to be a crucial tool both inside and outside of therapy, but I find that many people don’t fully understand [ + ]

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Terrorism, Anger, Anxiety: How to Manage Strong Feelings

Nov 15, 2015

With ISIS claiming responsibility for deadliest attack on human life in Paris since World War II, and the San Bernardino female shooter's pledge to ISIS days before the rampage, how do we manage feelings of anger and anxiety?  What kind of reaction (or action) is most appropriate?  I've been pondering reactions to anger and anxiety over terrorism seriously since the execution of American journalist James Foley, and the horrific events in Paris [ + ]

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Stress Management

Apr 30, 2012

Stress Management Dr. Carmichael has extensive training in Stress Management. As a clinical psychologist and former yoga teacher, she will assess your needs and customize a stress management plan tailored just for you. Your customized plan may include guided relaxation exercises, yoga and meditation, or traditional talk therapy. Learn More   (more…) [ + ]

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