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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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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 mindfulness skills to help you increase your ability to focus on the positive aspects of your day.
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