St Louis Mindfulness was founded in 1996 by Elizabeth Fryer, MA, LMFT to support the understanding and training of mindfulness in the St Louis area. I offer group classes, individual training and therapeutic mindfulness oriented psychotherapy.
Mindfulness is a specific form of systematic training. Simply, it’s strengthening our ability to pay attention to the present without our usual mental chatter. This ability leads to less reflexive reactivity (autopilot), increased unbiased awareness in each moment and more effective choices, among other things. Contemporary research based on this form has demonstrated a vast array of benefits
Beyond Stress Reduction:
Mindfulness for stress reduction is well documented but there are numerous other well researched benefits including: heart/immune health, emotional regulation (esp for anxiety & depression), attention/focus, aptitude & effectivity, memory & aging, empathy, life & relationship satisfaction.
Ultimately, true mindfulness leads to well being: a wiser, more satisfying relationship with oneself and their experience.
“Mindfulness is a way of being in a wiser relationship to one’s experience, not one particular mental state to be pursued and attained.” Jon Kabat-Zinn