Offering unique, highly intuitive Reality Attunement Therapy integrating Buddhist psychology, cognitive and existential approaches.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA
Persistent challenges around emotional regulation often serve, for many attorneys, as precursors to challenges with dependency on external conditions to manifest in a certain way in order to provide a sense of safety or comfort. Often dependency can manifest in relationships, but often such a relationship may take the form of alcohol and or drug dependency.
What becomes necessary is to help attorneys cultivate and strengthen skills to remain grounded, calm, and clearheaded in the face of external situations that have prompted fear and habitual reactions to various sets of past circumstances. Through mindfulness, we can cultivate the ability to proceed through the world from a stance of “non-judgemental awareness“ that significantly tempers reactivity.
Related to common schema identification is an in-depth exploration of experiences with one’s family of origin sometimes relating as far back as infancy which have given rise to pervasive internalized conditioning over time. In recent years it has become widely accepted that “early childhood attachment“ experiences often precipitate characteristic ways of being in very young children that can often persist well into adulthood.
Through mindfulness, we can cultivate the ability to proceed through the world from a stance of “non-judgemental awareness“ that significantly tempers reactivity. When we no longer take things so personally and become more consciously aware of our internalized judgments and expectations, one becomes increasingly able to tolerate discomfort in a way that no longer inexorably leads to undesirable habitual reactivity.