Look what happens to the scale when love holds it. It stops working. - Kabir
Mindful, Experiential, Somatic Self-Study
Ten minutes of mindful attention on your inner experience can sometimes reveal more than an hour spent describing or analyzing a certain situation. In this way, the emphasis is on who you are and your current experience, as well as your core beliefs and ways of being - rather than the details of what happened.
And so, though there will be some talk about what's going on in your life, some time will be spent with your eyes closed, mindfully studying the unfolding of your present experience. That includes thoughts, bodily sensations, feelings, images, memories, energy, and impulses.
You'll be invited to notice and say what you are experiencing. I will help you to stay mindful so that this can happen, shepherd the unfolding of your experience, and guide you to a clear place of intention setting for our session.
Mindfulness is the ability to study your experience at the same time as you are having it - without judgment, and with an openness to whatever shows up. When you use mindfulness, you are your own impartial witness.
To engage mindfulness, we "turn inward," usually with eyes closed, to witness every bit of our present-moment experience with acceptance and without judgment. We begin to notice the feelings, sensations, thoughts, impulses and images that come together around a certain topic or issue and create the experience we are currently having. We can start to see how our beliefs impact our behavior and overall experience of life, as well as our preferences for life that are sourced in our hearts.