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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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Oct 21, 2021

We all need rest and relaxation! And yet, we live in a world that does not prioritize rest, and it’s viewed as weakness. Enter Katherine May! In her book, “Wintering,” she uses winter as a metaphor to help us lean into our difficult times with grace, love and support. We use the winter every season to care for...

Oct 14, 2021

This episode explores the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skill, Opposite Action to Emotion. This skill teaches us to actively behave in opposition to our unwanted emotions. For example, if you are feeling sad and want to stay on your couch all day, get up and move around. This can be a challenging skill...

Oct 8, 2021

Erin is on vacation this week, so we are re-releasing one of our more popular episodes, Wise Mind! Wise Mind is a mindfulness skill in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that helps us differentiate between our emotional mind and our rational mind. We need both in our lives! Our emotional mind helps us process emotions:...