Jen Johnson, MS, MFA, LPC, RYT is a mindfulness meditation teacher, wellness coach, and mindfulness-based psychotherapist. She offers an integrative mind-body-spirit approach to healing that incorporates mindfulness therapy, yoga therapy, wellness coaching, and therapeutic writing. Jen empowers people to make sustainable lifestyle changes that support happiness and well-being. She believes that healing comes from enlivening our physical body and energy and learning to work with our psychological reactivity through cultivating awareness. Healing begins when we begin to take responsibility for our own well-being.
Jen teaches mindfulness as a practice to cultivate awareness, reduce stress, and increase happiness and well-being. Mindfulness is compatible with any religious or spiritual beliefs. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and emotional reactivity and increase awareness, attention, compassion and feelings of peace, well-being, and happiness. It has been shown to reduce symptoms of medical conditions that include high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, fatigue, cancer, and chemical sensitivities.
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
Mindfulness can be practiced as both a formal practice through meditation and an informal practice through applying the principles to our everyday lives. Mindfulness is awareness of the present moment without judgment. Living mindfully allows you to stay in the present without getting lost in worry about the future or regret about the past. When you’re aware of the present moment, you have the power to respond rather than react and can cope more effectively with difficult thoughts or feelings.
Mindfulness is a practice that allows you to relate more skillfully with difficult bodily sensations, feelings, and thoughts without becoming overwhelmed by them. Once you learn the skills to cope, you become free to stop turning away from your experience and have the energy to embrace your true nature (which is to be happy and at peace) and live your full potential.
When we pause from the busyness, when we stop, it actually gives us a chance to come home to our hearts again. — Tara Brach
When you quiet your mind and turn toward your present moment experience, you can learn to respond to your experience with non-judgment, acceptance, and compassion rather than react to it with judgment and wanting things to be other than they are. This facilitates a deepening sense of peace, ease, and well-being.
Mindfulness is basically just a particular way of paying attention. It is a way of looking deeply into oneself in the spirit of self-inquiry and self-understanding. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
As you cultivate compassion, you begin to understand that we are all interconnected and that your well-being depends upon the well-being of the natural world, and the natural world”s well-being depends upon your well-being. As you grow in your understanding of this interrelated ecology of all living things, you grow more committed to nurturing wellness in yourself, others, and the natural world.
Our health—and indeed our entire lives—can be seen as the sum of all our moment-to-moment decisions. –Kelly A. Turner
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How many times have you tried on your own to make changes in the interest of your well-being and either not been able to change or not been able to sustain the changes? Maybe it’s time to try something different…
Jen offers services in Wilmington, NC and worldwide. Please inquire regarding your specific needs.
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