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The Mindful Check-In: Bringing stressed clients into the present moment.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

When you're working one-on-one with a client, the first step in every session is to get them into the present moment so that they can truly focus on the work you’re doing together. This can be challenging when working with a client suffering from anxiety, PTSD, depression, or any other stress-related condition, where their mind is constantly stressed.

Elisha Goldstein—coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook—has a meditative technique to keep clients in the present moment that he calls a “mindful check-in.”

In this short video clip, Elisha explains how to use the mindful check-in. It’s a simple breathing exercise that only takes a couple of minutes, and you can incorporate it into your practice easily.

Will you try the Mindful Check-In with your clients?

Tell us in the comments below.

This post is based on an article originally brought to life by our partner, Psychotherapy Networker.

Topic: Mindfulness

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:07:13 PM | posted by David Molletti
Always do! get a clearer picture of where we are starting from. Thanks for this. I hope everyone makes mindfulness automatic in practice. Like breathing.. haha.

Monday, June 20, 2016 3:36:51 PM | posted by endelbendel
Simplifying all the brain stuff always good.