Mindfulness is a way of being more present in your body, your thoughts and your emotions. It is found in many spiritual traditions and is now gaining importance in Western medicine as a powerful tool for healing the mind and body. Techniques vary but essentially involve various hypnotic/meditative methods that produce inner balance and a great sense of control. Its principles include trust, acceptance, compassion, gratitude and awareness.
In addition to traditional modalities of psychotherapy described earlier, Dr. Winter offers various techniques such as journaling, creative visualization and meditation, dreams and past-life regression therapy.
Techniques of mindfulness have been found effective in dealing with many psychological and medical conditions, such as stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, headaches, fatigue, cancer and gastrointestinal, dermatological and cardiovascular disease. Deeper levels of awareness enable us to more effectively experience life and the world around us.