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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.


We welcome any feedback or suggestions for future episodes! Please reach out to erin@ytaproottherapynyc.com.

Apr 15, 2021

In this episode, we review another skill from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): ACCEPTS. ACCEPTS is an acronym we can use when we are experiencing challenging emotions. ACCEPTS stands for Activities, Contribution, Comparison, Emotions (or Opposite Emotion), Pushing Away, Thoughts, and Sensations. Listen and learn how...


Apr 3, 2021

Welcome to the final day of the DBT challenge! Today, we talk about emotion regulation, and how to recognize positive experiences in your day. Practicing emotion regulation is a preventative measure to support our emotional wellbeing. If you want to learn more about DBT, join our upcoming therapy groups on 4/19!
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Apr 2, 2021

Listen to Day 3 of our DBT Challenge! Today, we talk about interpersonal effectiveness skills. Interpersonal effectiveness skills help us when we struggle to navigate our relationships when we are feeling anxious or depressed. In this episode, we talk about the skill FAST. It is an acronym for how to take care of...


Apr 1, 2021

For Day 2 of our challenge, we are focusing on Distress Tolerance. Distress Tolerance is one of the skill modules in DBT, and it provides tools for how to cope when we are in distressing situations. This episode explores the distress tolerance skill of distraction. We talk about the big difference...


Mar 31, 2021

Join us on our DBT challenge! DBT is an evidence-based therapeutic model. It has four skill modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation. Over the next four days, we will walk you through each of these modules. Today’s challenge: mindfulness!
 
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