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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 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 to implement, and like all skills, it takes practice. You can also read about this skill, and many other DBT skills, on our DBT skills blog on our website:

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