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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 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: we get passionate about causes, we fall in love, we snuggle with our pets. Our rational mind helps us process facts, think through problems, and solve problems. Both on their own can be problematic. When we are in challenging situations, we might tend to live in one mind or the other. Wise Mind, however, helps us integrate both our emotions and our rational thoughts to respond to challenging situations.
Our 10-week DBT skills group starting 10/13 is full! But don't worry - we have another group starting in January, 2022. Please reach out to Erin if you are interested in joining that group.
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