The psychologist Jon Kabat-Zinn (2005) has defined mindfulness as “nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment.” Essentially it is a learned ability to calmly and objectively observe one’s thoughts and feelings in the present moment without judgment. The origination of mindfulness lies in Buddhism. Many principles of Buddhism have been successfully linked to the principles of […]

Myth 1: The goal of couples therapy is to “fix” your partner. Fact: Most couples come into therapy with the view that they are there because of some problem with their partner. By “fixing” their partner they imagine that all of their relationship problems will disappear. They are able to clearly see their partner’s contribution […]