About this business
Psychotherapy as I practice it is influenced by the latest findings in clinical research, especially the field of interpersonal neurobiology, the various schools of western psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation.
Mindfulness, simply put, is the practice of bringing ourselves back to the immediacy and the mystery of our present moment experience. When mindfulness is brought to psychotherapy, the goal is not necessarily to "fix" or get rid of feelings or states of mind, but to learn to be more present and less reactive to them so that we can better understand them and be less controlled by them. An assumption I make is that this "basic mindfulness" or "basic sanity" is always available to us regardless of our particular story or state of mind.
From this perspective, therapy is a process of becoming more intimate with and more trusting of the idiosyncracies of our own basic wisdom, as well as the various ways and reasons that we avoid its expression.