Being in the present is the mental state of being engaged in the now without emotionally reacting to our thoughts. An important component for complete and total well-being is to authentically be in touch with our emotions, even the uncomfortable painful ones. The ability to let yourself truly feel your feelings is the key to joy. It allows you to embrace all of life instead of just resisting pain.
Sometimes life throws obstacles at you and your world can change in an instant. Even when life feels out of your control, it is possible to embrace change and live life to the fullest. I’m a bilingual clinical health psychologist that provides therapies specializing in life transitions, coping with cancer and chronic illness, trauma, grief, and insomnia. I utilize practical, evidence-based strategies and compassionate tailored care to help people move through life challenges. Three important principles that I regularly incorporate in my treatment approach include:
Have you ever felt like you are just going through the motions of your day, not fully engaged in your life? Identifying our deepest values and what is important in our life can help us to step out of automatic pilot and create more meaningful moments, even if that means tolerating some discomfort along the way.
Your beliefs, emotions, memories, and habits all influence your mental and physical health. Often physical health and mental health are seen as separate entities but they are interconnected, one affects the other. Awareness of the mind-body connection can improve the quality of life of healthy, active people, as well as those who have long-term or life-threatening illnesses. As such, healing and preventing disease requires a combination of physical, spiritual, and emotional approaches.