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How You Can Benefit From Psychotherapy and Mindfulness?

 
  • Become aware of the working of your mind
  • Learn to recognize patterns
  • Learn to stay steady, but also to stand back a little
  • Recognize that you have choices rather than slipping back to old patterns

 
  • Take a kinder, gentler attitude toward self
  • Recognize warning signals and take helpful action
  • Learn to put less effort into ‘fixing’ things
  • Learn to focus on the here and now

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is talk therapy.  It means talking to an impartial person about those things that scare you and are holding you in sadness, anger, or resentment.  It allows you work through the confusion of swirling thoughts to find a place of peace and understanding

Psychotherapy allows the individual to look at what is affecting their life now.  It allows the individual to wake from ‘automatic pilot’ and to truly start to experience life.  Therapy uses compassion and understanding.  It teaches us how to have compassion for ourselves and stop judging so harshly.  “Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.” ― Nathaniel Branden

How could you benefit from psychotherapy?

  • Recognize your destructive patterns
  • Gain self-awareness and self-acceptance
  • Recognize and gain empathy and compassion towards your suffering
  • Let go of self-judgment and expectations to be perfect
  • Free yourself from guilt and shame
  • Enjoy others for who they are rather than who you think they should be

When you should seek a therapist:

  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
  • Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate or to carry out everyday activities.
  • You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
  • Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.
  • You have a sense that something is just off – there should be more to experiencing life.
  • Your relationships are turbulent and often filled with drama, or you walk on eggshells trying to please everyone.

Therapy is hard work.  I have a huge admiration for anyone who can open themselves up to a stranger in order to heal the wounds that have been holding them back.  It is a vulnerable place to be.  Do your homework.  Find a therapist who is right for you.  There are lot of great teachers and guides out there.  Check credentials and personal practices.  The benefits of mindfulness can truly change your life.  It is not a quick fix and an experienced practitioner can make the work both liberating and rewarding.

Therapy services can be provided in a 1:1 setting, via Skype, or Telephone sessions.

Fee: $125 per 55 minute session (HST included)

$470 for 4 55 minute sessions (HST included).  BONUS – minutes can be broken up in any combination, i.e. 15, 30, 45 minute sessions totaling 220 minutes.

Cancellation requires 24 hour notice to avoid automatic billing.

Psychotherapy is now covered under most workplace insurance providers.  Please check with your company.

 

There are a limited number of subsidized appointments available.


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Contact Cindy Owen to book a complimentary 15 minute phone session to see if therapy is right for you.

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