Many people come to us because they want a kinder more loving relationship with themselves and the world. We often feel that if we could rid ourselves of fear, sadness, pain, we would be happy. Mental distress and addiction are often a response to these feelings. Our experience is that rather than trying to flee these feelings we need to develop a compassionate relationship with them.
Our mission is to use our specialized training, clinical and personal experience to develop a more informed mind, body and interpersonal connection. We integrate the tools of mindfulness with the clinical power of action methods to foster consciousness, compassion and connection.
Mindfulness is the moment-to-moment awareness. It is to be present to situations as they unfold.
Sociometry is the study of choice. We all make choices within interpersonal relationships. Choices are fundamental to life as human beings.
Action Methods are based on the theory that creative expression has a healing effect on psychological problems. Action helps us expand and deepen our understanding.
Psychodramatic Processes are based on the way we grow and develop. We are able to expand our identities by seeing ourselves in others. Through the development of empathy we have a greater capacity to reverse roles with the others. Psychodrama is an effective way to look at difficulties, increase understanding and resolve conflicts.
Interpersonal Awareness involves the ability to relate and understand others by reversing roles while maintaining a presence of self. Interpersonal awareness facilitates being responsive to verbal and nonverbal communication.
Study of Interpersonal Relationships leads us to gain knowledge about ourselves and our reactions. By studying our interpersonal relationships we develop strategies to hold our feelings, and speak openly about them.
Meditation is to learn to slow down, pause and quiet the mind's chatter. Meditation practices help us see things with clarity and neutrality.
Conscious Action is about being able to think before acting; to respond with spontaneity (in a novel and adequate way) to any situation; and to reflect afterwards on the outcome of our actions.