March 3, 2018
1:00 pm CST - 4:00 pm CST
Instructor: David H. Johnson
Mindfulness is a valuable, stand-alone, skill for anyone seeking to create more calm and peacefulness in their lives. It can also be used as a tool in psychotherapy. This presenter uses meditation in a personal practice and as a professional tool. Initially, it is taught as a stand-alone skill but eventually it can be used to “look into” beliefs, negative memories, self image and the “tapes that play” in one’s mind, skewing reality. This more in-depth practice is shadow work. Observing and working through these thoughts, beliefs and emotions allow one to formulate and maintain more a constructive sense of self and the world around them. In this workshop, you will learn the mindfulness techniques and ways to incorporate them into your practice, if applicable.
About the Instructor
David H. Johnson has been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years. Since 2004, he has been practicing at the Heartwood Center in Evanston. He primarily works with individual adults, couples, families, and facilitates a weekly coed therapy group. He has background, training and certification in Gestalt Therapy, Addictions and Hypnotherapy, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness. He believes that all change is from the inside and, therefore, he takes people inside where they can explore, discover, and make the changes they need to live productive and happy lives. He maintains a personal, daily practice of mindfulness.
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