Experience greater wellness, resilience, and fulfillment through mindfulness.
After decades of working as a therapist, I know how fulfilling it feels to help others …
I’ve also felt the stress, burnout, and overwhelm that comes from seeing many clients in a day, providing a nurturing space, and compassionately witnessing suffering. This can take a toll on even the most resilient individuals.
Whether you’re a mental health professional, healthcare provider, or someone who finds meaning in helping others, you know that sense of exhaustion all too well.
You try to burn the candle at both ends but end up feeling unfocused, scatter-brained and drained. Perhaps, like many, you feel like:
- No matter how much you do, it’s not enough
- Attending to your own needs and wants feels selfish
- You’re losing the meaning and passion you once felt for your work
But here’s the thing:
When YOU feel healthy, your renewed energy makes a much deeper impact on those you serve.
So it’s time to stop feeling guilty about wanting to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life.
But where do you start when you’re too stressed or busy to take care of you? With simple mindfulness practices you can practice anytime to train your brain to respond to stress differently.
Mindfulness training with me will help you strengthen your ability to experience calm, resilience, and self-compassion. So you feel more at ease and energized even on your busiest days.
FREE Online Mindfulness Class
Curious about mindfulness?
Join me for a free online mindfulness class.
The first Monday of the month, 7:00 – 7:45 pm
Eastern US time via Zoom.
How Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Life Can Boost Your Well-Being
Sharpen your focus and attention
Gain mental clarity
Reduce stress and anxiety
Feel more self-compassion
Increase emotional intelligence
What Is Mindfulness?Mindfulness is the skill of non-judgemental awareness. It’s your ability to focus and be fully present – with yourself, your emotions, other people, and all the precious moments that make up your life. As you learn to be more present on a consistent basis, you will:
- Enjoy stronger connections as you relate to others on a deeper level
- Appreciate yourself more and take better care of your body and mind
- Regain energy as you release unnecessary worries and angst
Mindfulness for Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals and anyone who wants to take better care of themselves
Learn science-backed techniques that transform your response to stress and ruminating thoughts.
Enjoy each day and feel more at ease with skills proven to improve attention, focus, and emotional intelligence.
Evidence-Based Mindfulness Training and Coaching by an Experienced Mental Health Professional
For Mental Health, Therapist and Other Allied Healthcare Professionals
Mindfulness training designed for therapists, counselors, and healthcare professionals. Meet your work’s unique demands and challenges with insights, guidance, and practical tools you can use in everyday life.
For Anyone Interested in Learning Mindfulness
Mindfulness training and coaching for anyone wanting to learn about and apply the benefits of mindfulness to their lives. Suitable for all levels of experience with mindfulness.
Bring Mindfulness to Your Workplace or Organization
Optimize your team’s performance… without trading mental and physical well-being for productivity.
Book a mindfulness and stress management workshop for your next employee or staff meeting, conference, or lunch-and-learn. Delivered online or in-person.
Delivered online or in-person (within Pennsylvania; travel costs extra for other states).
Popular topics include but are not limited to:
- Self-care for healthcare professionals
- Effective ways to prevent and manage burnout and work-related stress
- Applying mindfulness to improve client and patient interactions
Schedule a call now to discuss your objectives so we can customize a workshop or mindfulness training for your organization’s unique needs.
“Marilia brings tremendous insight, generosity and warmth (with a sense of humor!) to her teaching of mindfulness and guiding meditation practice. She easily created a safe and trusting environment allowing me the psychological space to be curious and explore my inner world myself with compassion.”
Allan – Philadelphia
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How Does Mindfulness Affect the Way You Relate to Stress?
By practicing mindfulness, you’re bringing non-judgemental attention to your mind and body. This empowers you to leave ruminative mental chatter behind as you meet life’s challenges with more objectivity and compassion.
Ruminative thoughts decrease as you learn to direct your attention to the present moment. Your brain’s fear center quiets down, stress hormones subside, and your nervous system becomes more balanced.
Your body is more able to focus on maintenance, growth, and repair. It no longer feels like it has to fight or flee from a threat – one that’s often nowhere but in your mind. As your body relaxes, your mind becomes clearer.
Does Mindfulness Really Improve Your Mental Wellness?
According to the American Psychological Association, researchers who reviewed over 200 mindfulness studies found it effective in helping people:
- Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
- Decrease chronic pain and fatigue
- Boost the immune system
Many of these benefits are attributed to how mindfulness affects your body’s stress response.
You can look forward to learning about and applying the neuroscience of mindfulness in my classes.