How Mindfulness Can Help Us Heal

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Mari Lee on Healing Trauma Through Mindfulness

Would you like the gift of being mindfully present? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush talks with Mari A. Lee about healing the wounds of past trauma through mindfulness and what to look for in guide on your mindfulness journey.

Incorporating mindfulness into your work is going to be one of the best things you ever do for yourself.
— Mari A. Lee

Show Notes:

Having gone through her own process of healing from sexual betrayal, Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S, CPTT-S, MBAT-S, found that traditional cognitive tools weren’t enough to heal the trauma. She began to incorporate mindfulness into her work. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, she talks with host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., about mindfulness and how it can help women who have experienced trauma or addiction by helping them stay present with themselves and respond to triggers without turning to a substance or behavior to soothe themselves. 

Listen and learn:

  • The connection between addiction and trauma

  • What mindfulness work means and why it’s useful in treating trauma and addiction

  • The benefits of mindfulness for women whose partners are in addiction

  • Why meditation isn’t what you think it is—and the surprising ways you can experience meditation

  • How mindfulness helps us connect better with others

  • The unwanted behaviors that mindfulness can help us eliminate or bring into balance

  • Why it’s important to find a therapist who specializes in mindfulness work if you want to begin a mindfulness journey, especially if you have experienced trauma

  • Questions to ask a therapist about their mindfulness experience

  • Why learning how to use the breath is so important when you’re feeling triggered

  • What guided imagery is and how it can help you feel more in control

  • How mindfulness can help you care for yourself and make sure your needs are met


Learn More

> Growth Counseling Services for sex addicts and betrayed partners

> The Shine Retreat for Women

> The Mindfulness Academy for Addiction and Trauma Training (TMAATT) for therapists interested in Mindfulness-Based Addiction Therapist (MBAT) certification

> The Counselor’s Coach online support and clinical materials for therapists

> Mari Lee’s services, books and materials

> Darrin Ford’s bio

> Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness resources

> Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute

> Dr. Dan Siegel’s website

> Progression Counseling


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