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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.

Oct 21, 2020

Feeling a bit vulnerable these last few weeks? Here are three things that can be helpful as we grapple with difficult topics: courage, comparative suffering, and managing a vulnerability hangover. 


Oct 15, 2020

I’ve heard some incredible stories during my career, and this one is certainly one of them. I talk with two sisters who reflect on loving their young brother, living with addiction. They reflect on their grief, the love of their family, and the strength to keep fighting. If you or someone you know is living with...


Oct 7, 2020

In this episode, my husband, José Roman, joins me as we discuss our own grief regarding pregnancy loss. We talk about what it feels like for the non-pregnant partner, moving through the grief, finding hope in the face of loss.
 
For resources on pregnancy loss, you can visit:
 
The Pregnancy Loss Support Program at


Sep 30, 2020

How do we grieve something or someone that we personally have lost, but the person or thing still exists? How do we grieve the loss of a dream or a hope? This episode explores ambiguous grief.
 
For more resources on grief, here is a link to David Kessler's work, and a recent podcast he recorded with Brené Brown...


Sep 9, 2020

Radical acceptance is the act of fully accepting our present feelings or situation without judgment. It is what allows us to experience pain, which is unavoidable, without suffering, which is optional. A meditation practice starts at 6:57.

Email me at erin@taproottherapynyc.com.

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