The following describes Tricia's basic philosophy on life
Tricia believes by combining mindfulness practices with
psychotherapy, individuals of all ages can achieve an increased
state of overall wellness.
Training in mindfulness-based practices should begin in childhood,
allowing children to develop social emotional learning and build
critical skills to increase their resilience for life.
Mind, body and spirit are irrevocably interconnected.
Allows us to quiet the busy mind, reducing rumination and anxiety.
Increases the length of our telomeres- potentially slowing down the
Improves relationships both with others and
ourselves by increasing self-awareness creating increased
compassion, empathy and loving-kindness and decreasing judgement.
Observe the world and daily experiences from a place of gratitude,
start gratitude journal, give at least one compliment a day. Find a
way to make gratitude a part of your life.
It’s about you
Take time to exist in the present moment
Too often we shift into default mode network where we spend time
thinking about the past or future events. This is about making time
to be present in the here and now, making a connection with the
direct experience. Free yourself of past mistakes, let go of the
anticipated stressors and simply exist.
Slow down the fast pace of life
In today’s society we are always on the go…running from one place to
the next. Being in the direct experience is the opportunity to stop
and move slowly in the moment, embracing the now.
Appreciate where you are
Appreciate where you are in your practice and your life…understand
where you are today is temporary; tomorrow may take you somewhere
Accept yourself; embrace positives and negatives as collectively
composing the whole. Accept that as human beings we are in a
constant state of learning through personal growth and development.
Love yourself first and foremost because no one else can, or will,
love you with the capacity you have to love yourself.
Strive to find happiness in life’s simple pleasures
children. Hold hands. Watch clouds float across a clear blue-sky.
Find inner peace by truly appreciating the experience.
Be true to yourself
Strive to always be yourself.
Balance physical activity, with work, family time, contemplative
time, rest and nutrition.
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