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Coping with Our Suffering: Grounded Mindfulness

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 emotions, etc. In my individual counseling practice in Reston, Washington ... Read More
 

Coping with Chronic Illness and Pain

Chronic illness and pain often cause challenging and difficult life adjustments, decisions, and demands. We may experience: Grief and sadness over the loss of function and quality of life,      Anger and frustration about our new situation,     Loss of control,     Worry and fear about our future,    Guilt about being a burden to others, and    Hopelessness ... Read More
 

Love and Intimate Relationships

Love is a fundamental aspect of human experience. What is love? What is love in intimate relationships? Efforts to understand love abound over thousands of years of recorded human history, from those of poets to theologians to philosophers, for the experience of love or lack of it affects us all in some way. Adult love ... Read More
 

Daily Temperature Reading

1. Appreciations 2. Information 3. Puzzles 4. Complaints with requests for change 5. Hopes, wishes and dreams
 

Listening to the Body

One of my therapy specialties in my individual counseling practice in Washington DC, Bethesda, and Reston is to work with individuals with physical health issues that are influenced by stress, coping mechanisms, posture, unresolved personal or relationship issues, self-defeating ways of thinking, depression, or anxiety. I teach clients practical tools for connecting and listening to ... Read More
 

Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise can help prevent or manage a wide range of diseases; these may include methodic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, certain types of cancer, arthritis, and others. In my therapy practice in Bethesda, Reston, and Washington DC, I find that exercise can also help boost energy, control weight, and improve sex life and sleep. The importance of ... Read More
 

Changing Habits One Step at a Time

Six steps to healthier living in Reston, Washington DC, and Bethesda – let life and wellness coaching and counseling be your guide. Making important changes in our lives can sometimes be more difficult than we think. Lasting changes often occur, not as a result of a single decision to act, but from a series of ... Read More
 

Myths, Illusions, and Solutions: Relationship Pitfalls and Saboteurs

At a Caring Approach, Couples Counseling in Bethesda, MD by Dr. Durana, we help couples develop relationship skills, enhance intimacy, and communicate and resolve conflicts effectively. In our intimate relationships, we tend to hold unconscious or unexpressed expectations about love, trust, friendship, power, disagreement, etc. Unmet expectations lead to disappointments and misunderstandings. Often, underlying these ... Read More
 

Tools, skills and resources for relationship success and satisfaction

A Caring Approach offers couples counseling and marriage counseling in Reston, VA, Washington, DC, and Bethesda, MD. Our ability to communicate is essential for creating and sustaining a satisfying relationship. Often, the style of communication is more of a problem than the problem you are communicating about. Under stress, people use defensive communication styles that ... Read More
 

Disruptive Relationship Cycles In Distressed Couples

Traps and Exits We all have vulnerabilities, sensitivities or wounds that are inevitably triggered in intimate long-term relationships. For example, for one person, it may be feeling criticized; for another it may be not feeling adequately cared for, and so on. Those sensibilities emerge and develop from woundings in family relationships with parents, siblings and ... Read More