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Mindfulness only takes a moment – but that moment is a beautiful space to create balance, peace, and compassion. Erin Iwanusa, LCSW, CDWF, is a psychotherapist and social worker. She is the owner and founder of Taproot Therapy, LCSW, PLLC in New York City. Her practice focuses on mindfulness-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a highly experiential methodology based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown. Mindfulness is a core component to any therapeutic practice, and this podcast is designed to support your own practice, by offering mindfulness and meditation exercises, lessons in mindfulness and our mental health, as well as interviews and talks with other experts in the mental health and wellness field.

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Aug 3, 2020

Welcome to our Gratitude Challenge! Over the next few weeks, we are going to explore gratitude, and learn how to practice it daily. Week 1’s focus is on validation and mindfulness. Check back later this week for another episode to help you practice this. 
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Jul 27, 2020

In this episode, we explore a mindfulness practice on forgiveness. This practice is especially helpful when we feel unable to confront the person we are trying to forgive. 
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Jul 13, 2020

What might it feel like to linger for just a moment longer in your mindfulness moments? In this episode, we will learn to reframe our focus on business as a measure of productivity, and get in touch with moments that are meaningful for us.

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Jul 6, 2020

There is a lot of divisiveness in our world right now! Even when our intention is civil discourse, conversations can quickly become angry. This episode will lead you through a Loving Kindness meditation as a way to offer and extend love and kindness towards everyone, even those people with whom we disagree. 

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Jun 29, 2020

This episode explores the ways in which we speak to ourselves that are potentially shame-inducing. By identifying our self-talk, we are able to change it to be more positive. This will also help us change the ways in which we speak to others, and improve our ability to empathize with others.