Elaine Green Markowitz, MSW, RSW

Mindfulness & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Pain in Life is Inevitable. Suffering is Optional.

At times we may feel overwhelmed by a particularly stressful period in our life, such as  illness, relationship breakdown, or the death of a loved one.  Or we may feel stressed by everyday life itself. We may struggle with debilitating anxiety, feelings of depression, inadequacy or helplessness.  At these times we may need the help of a trained professional.

The cultivation of mindfulness awakens our own internal reservoirs for healing, growth, and well-being.  It provides us with powerful life-long skills for self-care. If we choose to practise  this radical form of non-reactive, non-judgmental awareness, and  see the present moment exactly as it is, regardless of whether we like it or not, or whether it is wanted or unwanted,  we will be able  to handle stress effectively, and experience  life in a richer and more meaningful way. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective evidence-based psychological methodology of learning constructive new ways  of handling counter-productive thinking that can result in anxiety, depression, self-defeating behaviours, chronic physical disorders, and suffering in general.

The combination of these approaches can be transformative.

If you would like more information to see whether  these approaches are right for you and whether I have the expertise to help you, you are welcome to arrange an information meeting with me by telephone or in person at no charge.


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