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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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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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Mar 26, 2021

Last week, we spoke about the intense feelings of grief we might experience. In this episode, we talk about how we can continue moving through our lives as we are grieving. We discuss daily living tasks, such as feeding ourselves, caring for our children, and getting good sleep. We also talk about larger tasks, such as...

Mar 19, 2021

In this episode, we talk about pregnancy loss, and the experience of shame and grief. Erin Iwanusa, LCSW, CDWF, is a therapist who has experienced her own pregnancy loss. Erin discusses her own experience, as well as what felt helpful as she moved through her grief. By sharing our stories with others, we create...

From The Archives: Self Compassion

Mar 12, 2021

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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Brené Brown -

Mar 4, 2021

It's one thing to know all of the research behind burnout and self-care, but how do we make it work for us? Often, I hear people say, "This is great information. Now, what do I do with this?" This episode answers that question. This episode will talk about creating individualized self-care plans, plans that...