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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.


We welcome any feedback or suggestions for future episodes! Please reach out to erin@ytaproottherapynyc.com.

Jan 20, 2022

We all know that sleep is crucial to our wellbeing! And we hear a lot about how to improve our sleep routines and sleep hygiene. In this episode, I'm going to focus more on the neuroscience behind sleep and our circadian rhythms. We talk about the PLEASE skill in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which focuses on sleep. We...


Jan 6, 2022

Our brains are hardwired for negativity! A negativity bias is our brain's ability to focus on the negative events of our lives. As a result, we focus heavily on the negative aspects of our lives, and tend to downplay, or even ignore, the positives. In this episode, we explore the negativity bias, as well as...


Dec 22, 2021

In our final episode of the season, we offer one final tip for the holidays: moderating your alcohol use. If you are hoping to moderate your alcohol use this holiday season, or abstain entirely, this episode covers some helpful tips and tools to support you. I also talk about some of my favorite alcohol substitutes for...


Dec 16, 2021

In today's episode, I speak with child and play therapist, Brooke Brown. Brooke is a therapist at our practice, Taproot Therapy. In this episode, we talk about all of the ways we can support children during the holidays, as well as ways in which we can support ourselves.
 
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Dec 9, 2021

The holidays can be a tidal wave of emotions: stress, joy, love, connection, overwhelm! In this episode, I outline some skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that will be helpful in navigating all of your emotions this holiday season. Using skills from mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation,...