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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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Apr 7, 2022

Have you ever noticed that you feel good after a long run? Or after a hard cry? That's because our brain is constantly balancing our levels of pain and pleasure. After a painful experience, our brains are meant to increase our dopamine levels to help us feel better. In this episode, we explore the positive painful experiences we can have, such as taking an ice-bath, working out, or watching a sad movie, that are meant to help us feel better. We also talk about how we can feel our painful feelings without letting them take over, and actually feel better as a result.
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