Psychological Counseling and Individual Mindfulness Sessions
Psychological counseling provides a safe, confidential space to explore, and come to understand better places of pain, distress and suffering. In the light of this understanding, we can find new ways of relating to these difficulties and to begin to let go of unhelpful struggles. With courage, and commitment to the things that matter most to you, it is possible to find and cultivate our human potential for wisdom, kindness, courage, and compassion.
You learn specific skills for working with turbulent thoughts, difficult emotions and unhealthy behaviors and to cultivate calm, resilience, clarity, wisdom.
During the sessions you will be in the driving seat and we will work together to address the things that are important to you. You will have space to reflect and speak openly and I will listen carefully. I will provide some information to contextualize our work and we will practice some skills to help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings more effectively – such as mindful awareness, emotion regulation, skillful perspective taking – all to help you take compassionate, effective action in the face of difficulty and move forward in your life.
Areas that can be addressed:
– chronic fatigue and sleeping problems
– stress and burnout
– emotional eating
– anxiety and worrying
– depression and sadness
– life transitions
– difficulty focusing and emotional reactivity
– chronic pain and illness
You acquire tools and practices that can bring mental and emotional balance, clarity and peace of mind. The promise is not that you will not have to face difficulties again or that you will no longer experience the heights and depths of emotions but you will learn to respond to them in healthier manner.
The approach incorporates new findings from Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Medicine, together with Contemplative practices (meditative practices, breathing, light movement, visualizations).
Get the benefits of mindfulness training adapted to the demands of your life!
The individual sessions are offered in two forms:
1. Individual Psychological Counseling
We discuss your individual needs and specific issues and you will be taught the key mindfulness practices to continue your personal practice between sessions. We explore ways of integrating mindfulness into your daily life.
Sessions last 60min
2. The classic 8 week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) training adapted to the needs and schedule of each individual.
The program includes:
– Guided mindfulness meditations during each session
– Discussions and sharing of experiences
– Guided homework practices (45min/day)
– Ongoing email support
– Inquiry into what you are experience at home and within each session
– Short theoretical sessions on: automatic pilot, negative thoughts patterns, difficult emotions, stress
triggers/ reactions, etc
– Supportive readings / handouts and audio guided meditations
The individual program is suitable for individuals who are not able to attend the group training due to scheduling conflict or find group settings challenging.
Sessions last 90 min.
Sessions can be conducted online or in person in Zurich.
Contact me for more info and to arrange a session: firstname.lastname@example.org +41 79 727 83 97