What is Mindfulness?

“The range of what we think and do, is limited by what we fail to notice”
R.D. Laing

Put simply, mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment, as it is unfolding, without agenda or judgement.

Simple as this sounds, it presents a challenge for most of us. Our minds are frequently focused on some past or future event; lost in reverie or regret, or else, planning some highly anticipated, or dreaded future activity. How many times do you simply pay attention to the present moment, with all of your senses?
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The Enneagram

The Enneagram is essentially a geometric figure that delineates the nine basic personality types of human nature and their complex interrelationships. There are in addition, many subtypes and variations within the nine basic styles, or ‘Types’. The Enneagram is a symbol that maps out the ways in which the nine types are related to each other. It offers a framework for understanding ourselves, and those with whom we interact. As a psychospiritual typology, the Enneagram helps us to recognize and understand an overall pattern in human behavior.

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What is EMDR?

EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is an innovative clinical treatment that has successfully helped over a million individuals who have survived trauma, including sexual abuse, domestic violence, combat, crime, and those suffering from a number of other challenges, including depression, addictions, phobias and a variety of self-esteem issues. In its original form, EMDR utilizes side-to-side eye movements, to facilitate the re-processing of traumatic material in the brain. However, the treatment has evolved, to include other forms of bilateral stimulation, including Tapping, and percussive audio stimulation.

EMDR integrates many of the successful elements of a range of therapeutic approaches in combination with eye movements or other forms of rhythmical stimulation in ways that are thought to stimulate the brain’s information processing system. With EMDR therapy it may be unnecessary to delve into decades-old psychological material, but rather, by activating the information-processing system of the brain, people may achieve their therapeutic goals, with recognizable changes that don’t disappear over time.

Several controlled studies support the efficacy of EMDR, making it one of the most thoroughly researched methods ever used in the treatment of trauma.

For more information, see the EMDR Institute web site at www.emdr.com

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