From an early age, the power and raw beauty of mother nature profoundly struck me. It was like simply being in “sync” with the elements allowed me to forget all the pressures of the world and just be. I came to realize that this was precisely like being in a kind of flow state where time slowed, and I could focus only on what was immediately relevant. I was intrigued by how some individuals could get there more easily than others, and it helped in outperforming more talented peers. My diverse life experiences as well as formal training have helped me to build effective tools that help individuals and groups to perform to the best of their abilities and beyond.
In addition to more traditional cognitive behavioral techniques, I incorporate mindfulness elements into my approach, with the belief that too much emphasis on thought stopping or behavioral avoidance can do more harm than good. Research has shown that our subconscious thoughts tend to go precisely to areas we might be trying to avoid or not think about. Through a combination of cognitive behavioral skills integrated with acceptance and non-judging awareness, you learn to stay focused and in the moment.