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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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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.

Jun 19, 2020

Continuing our series on self-compassion, this episode explores the key differences between self-esteem and self-compassion. 
For more information, visit Kristin Neff's website at 

Jun 16, 2020

Want to practice more self-compassion? In this episode, I will lead you through a guided meditation that Kristin Neff uses in her Mindful Self-Compassion course, and is available in her workbook, "The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook." This meditation promotes affection towards ourselves. 

Jun 15, 2020

Self-Compassion is the act of caring for yourself the way you would a loved one. This episode explores practicing self-compassion.

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Kristin Neff -
To take her self-compassion scale, visit

Brené Brown -

Jun 1, 2020

Today’s episode will feature a guided body scan. A body scan is a mindfulness exercise that involves paying attention to parts of the body. By identifying bodily sensations, we can become aware of tension we may not even realize we are holding!

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