Mindfulness is the Answer to Everything
Mindful is defined as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”
Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, we are complicated people having to contend with quick fixes and instant gratifications.
If we consider that mindfulness can be the key to healing ourselves, emotionally as well as physically, it is to our benefit to learn what mindfulness means for you and your healing.
Today I had the opportunity to sit down with Ruth Fearnow, a trauma-informed therapist, with training in EMDR and mindfulness practices. Ruth has a lot of knowledge about the practice of mindfulness, her own personal story, and a recent book called Therapeutic Mindfulness: a Healing Skill, Not a Coping Skill.
In This Episode Ruth and I Discuss:
- What exactly is mindfulness, the science behind it, and how to put mindfulness into practice in your life;
- Coping skills versus healing skills – why both are equally as important;
- Why mindfulness will not work without learning self-compassion;
- Learning to lean into our intuition and deep wisdom.
Where You Can Find Ruth:
Ruth sees clients for 1-1 counseling. Her website for more information is HERE
Ruth’s book Therapeutic Mindfulness: a Healing Skill Not a Coping Skill, can be found HERE
Find Ruth on Facebook HERE