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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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Jul 22, 2021

Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s distress tolerance skills are used to support us when we are feeling distressed or overwhelmed. Sometimes, when we feel our feelings, we can’t respond to them in the way we would like to - either because we are in a space where we can’t (like at a work meeting), or we are feeling our...


Jul 15, 2021

These are BIG words! But what do each of them mean? In this episode, we explore how validation, connection and love help us come closer together, and become closer with ourselves.
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Jul 8, 2021

Empathy is a skill and a choice we make. Empathy is not something we do naturally, and we have to practice it. In this episode, we talk about the steps to practice empathy, and why practicing empathy is one of the most vulnerable things we do. 
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Jul 1, 2021

As we are emerging out of this pandemic, it is important to be mindful of comparative suffering. Comparative suffering is the ranking and ordering of pain - both our pain and others’ pain. Doing this leads to disconnection, lack of empathy, and a decrease in self-compassion. 
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