We have written before about the intersection between mindfulness and psychotherapy. The two disciplines share some overlapping values, including a commitment to accepting and exploring the self no matter what we see. This recent post includes a brief collated list that remind patients how mindfulness can serve therapy, and vice versa. Of particular value is this elegant reminder that our pain can be instructive, even liberating:
“Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.” ~ Rumi
Of course mindfulness is more concerned with the present than the past, this is where the two approaches diverge. But there is no doubt that they share a similar DNA of self-discovery, or that there is value in gazing without fear into the whole of what makes us human.
Our New York psychotherapists offer an eclectic tool kit of therapeutic approaches, philosophies and knowledge. If you are interested in understanding yourself better in a course of analytic therapy that incorporates some of the best modern thinking about mindfulness, contact the psychotherapists of PPSC today.