Archive For: Mindfulness / Meditation

Stillness and Tranquility: Recovery and Restoration

Carlos Durana Ph.D. practices counseling and therapy in Reston, Va and Bethesda, Md. Developing the virtues of stillness and tranquility is essential for recovery and restoring our strength and energy after stress, illness or surgery. Like deep nurturing sleep, stillness and tranquility allows the parasympathetic nervous system and other self-healing mechanisms in the body to ... Read More
 

Coping with Our Suffering: Grounded Mindfulness

Carlos Durana Ph.D. practices Counseling and Therapy in Reston, Va. Mindfulness can be defined as a quality or a skill of mind and heart characterized by an open, compassionate and non-judgmental attitude to the contemplation of reality. Practicing mindfulness has been shown in research studies to have positive effects in coping with stress, illness, negative ... Read More
 

Using grounded mindfulness to cope with anxiety: Case example

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. offers counseling and therapy in Reston, Virginia and Bethesda, Maryland. Anxiety causes a great deal of distress and suffering. A common problem with anxiety is impaired attention. The sufferer not only pays excessive attention to distressful thoughts and feelings, but also the quality of attention is often associated with self-judgment and ... Read More