Yael Schweitzer, LCSW BC-DMT

Contact Information

NE Portland
2926 NE Flanders
Portland, OR 97232
(971) 404-8249
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Accepting new clients: Yes
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Yael Schweitzer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Movement Therapist
About Mindfulness Based Therapy

Groups, Courses and Training

Mindfulness-Based Therapy is an approach in which the principles of mindfulness are applied for therapeutic purposes. Mindfulness-Based Therapy involves the practice of focused attention, bringing awareness to every sensation, emotion and thought as they unfold in the moment. This practice allows a shift from having our mental health defined by the content of our thoughts to having it defined by our relationship to that content - relationship that is supported by developing acceptance and compassion. In Mindfulness-Based Therapy one moves beyond language to change fundamental psychological processes. Mindfulness-Based Therapy fits everyone who seeks therapy for medical, personal and interpersonal reasons. It can be helpful to people coping with conditions such as: Anxiety /Stress / Depression Chronic pain Low self esteem Grief &Loss Sleep disorders Transitions and adjustment Relationship issues Couple and family challenges Senior/Elderly Weight control Cardiac dysfunction Life threatening diseases Wide research in the last 30 years shows significant reduction in symptoms, better coping skills with stress and overall improvement in the well being of people who learned to practice mindfulness and adopted that approach to their lives. Mindfulness-Based Therapy serves either as a main therapy or as a support and complementary therapy to traditional medical treatment and psychotherapy

Implementing Mindfulness in Therapy Saturday, fall 2011, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Center for Community Engagement, L&C College* Mindfulness has become a popular therapy approach in recent years, and there is a growing need for knowledge and training in mindfulness practice. The workshop offers an overview of the principles and practices of mindfulness that are based on Buddhist psychology. This includes theory, research and the practice of mindfulness meditation - personal and interpersonal. Six guidelines for mindful speaking/listening and for staying mindful in relationships will be introduced and practiced in dyads and small groups. Participants will learn how to remain calm, present, compassionate and attentive in the midst of the tensions and challenges that arise in the therapy process. A discussion session addressing the implementation of mindfulness in therapy will include identifying clients, diagnoses and conditions suited for this approach, and clarify how to present mindfulness to clients and practice with them. For more information see: http://graduate.lclark.edu/live/news/1726-mindfulness-in-therapy * Lewis&Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road Portland, Oregon 97219-7899 Phone: (503)768-6024
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