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    Rebecca A. Tavangar

    Contemplative Psychotherapist

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • The most common reasons for therapy

    can be alleviated with Contemplative Psychotherapy

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    Anxiety

    Anxiety can stem from unresolved trauma, or a restless mind- often from not being able to be what we want to be – which, in turn, comes from not knowing who we really are.

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    Depression

    Almost always, depression results from genetic, biochemical, environmental, or psychological factors. Do you understand yours'?

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    Unresolved Trauma

    Trauma is in the nervous system and body, and not in the event. It is more about our response to the event and whether we have processed it both psychologically and physically.

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    What is Contemplative Psychotherapy?

     

    It is a holistic approach

    that values the mind-body connection,

    by supporting the

    restoration of balance in the body,

    the quieting and focusing of the mind,

    and the connection to a realization of soul or spirit,

    the aspect of our being that seeks

    goodness, truth, and beauty.

     

     

     

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    Cognitive behavioral therapy

    or talk therapy

    is helpful,

    but

    it is limited

    to the aspects

    of the mind.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    A contemplative approach

    invites awareness to naturally

    arise within you—

     

    an alertness to an intelligence

    that is greater than

    thought alone.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Contemplative practices can include

     

    experiences such as:

     

    somatic experiencing

     

    mindful breathing

     

    sound meditations

     

    guided imagery

     

    passage meditation

     

    introspective journaling

     

    and

     

    centering in nature.

     

     

     

     

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    If you would like to experience a
     
    contemplative practice,
     
    but you’re not sure where to begin,
     
    we suggest you explore the
     
    Tree of Contemplative Practices.
     
     
     
     
     

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    "Your vision will become clear 
    only when you can look 
    into your own heart. 
    Who looks outside, 
    dreams; 
    who looks inside, 
    awakes." 
    ​— Carl Jung​

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Contact Me

     

     

     

     

     

    12 Paoli Pike Paoli, PA 19301
    148 Church St. Phoenixville, PA 19460
    610-755-2254