Psychotherapy and Meditation Training for Life BalanceNavigation
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Ann Dunnewold, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist practicing in Dallas, Texas. She has more than twenty-five years of experience helping clients cope with life issues. Ann is the mother of two grown daughters, giving her first-hand understanding of life as a mom.
Ann’s training in mindfulness meditation was with the Harvard Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Chopra Center. She specializes in helping clients address issues like creating harmony between the needs of family, self and work.
There are many free ways to learn meditation, from local classes to CDs to online programs. However, in order to reap the health benefits, learning to meditate in a class with a health professional like Ann as a guide is akin to hiring a personal trainer. You can drag yourself to the gym to workout alone, but chances are you will get faster results if you work with a trainer. Participation in a meditation class is the same, as Ann can guide you to develop the skills more effectively than you might manage working on your own or with a CD.
Many resources that offer meditation training do so within the framework of a certain religious or spiritual practice, such as Buddhism or Christian contemplative practice. The meditation classes offered here are free of that focus, centered primarily in a psychological and neuroscientific perspective. This is purposeful, allowing participants to expand and integrate their practice into their own spiritual beliefs, if they choose..
Ann schedules her own appointments, so please leave a message about best times and numbers to reach you. Ann will return your call to discuss your concerns and if her skills are a good fit for you. Click on and download this New Client Paperwork to complete before your first visit.
During the first visit we will discuss the issues to be addressed and a tentative treatment plan.