Why choose Mindfulness for Health?
Mindfulness is about the quality of attention that you bring to the moments of your life; it’s awareness with non-judgmental, open-hearted acceptance. Mindfulness for Health Integrates Mindfulness with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help improve your health, happiness and quality of life, which also allows you to be more present and focused for the important people in your life. This approach helps you to focus your mind, see things more clearly and calm your body - a very helpful and healthy way to manage the stress of our busy lives; to more skillfully manage emotions; and to stop reliving the past and/or worry about the future.
What is Psychotherapy?
Effective psychotherapy enables people to experience an enhanced sense of choice and therefore freedom from habitual thinking and behaviour. Sometimes clients would like to make changes to their coping strategies and behaviour, sometimes they need to learn how to shift their perception/perspective and sometimes they're doing both.
Mindfulness is a way of being in our lives as they are right now, with open-hearted acceptance.
About Angie Kingma
BA (Hons), BHSc OT, OT Reg. (Ont.).
Certified Mindfulness Teacher
I'm am a Registered Psychotherapist with specialties in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy in the Halton & Peel Regions. I work part-time at Trillium Health Partners, Credit Valley Hospital site in Ambulatory Mental Health Services - Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP Program); am on faculty at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies; and run my small private practice. I work with people who would like to make changes in their lives to enhance their health, well-being and overall functioning.