“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
COVID 19 Update!
This pandemic has had an enormous impact; increasing fear, panic, grief & emotional devastation. It is also concurrently exacerbating existing mood (anxiety/depression) and other underlying psychological issues. Mindfulness and mindfulness based treatment can assist us through this difficult time. Mindfulness originated over 2000 years ago with an emphasis on balancing the mind, even in the midst of suffering. These troubling times require us to go into ourselves with the guidance of these ancient teachings.
I am currently offering virtual sessions for those seeking this type of mentoring/ counseling. Please email or phone me for fees and scheduling.
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 classes, individual training and therapeutic mindfulness oriented psychotherapy.
Mindfulness is a specific form of systematic training. Simply, it’s strengthening our ability to focus on the present moment experience without bias or mental chatter. This ability leads to less reflexive reactivity, increased unbiased awareness in each moment (clarity) hence better (skillful) choices and well being. 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.