94 – Mindfulness. What’s it REALLY about?

Mindfulness has become a buzzword, but really it’s a profound practice that can help so many women in all different periods in their life. Especially in trying times for Klal Yisrael, like the past few weeks have been.

But what does it really mean?

In this interview, I talk to Dr. Aliza Ancier who specializes in helping women navigate their motherhood journey. She has a doctorate in physical therapy specializing in postpartum recovery and women’s health. She started practicing mindfulness after struggling to connect back to herself while also caring for her family. After recognizing a similar need in the greater population, she trained in teaching mindfulness to help mothers feel more connected and peaceful in motherhood. She approaches her mindfulness teaching from an evidence-based and practical approach and is currently completing advanced training in trauma-sensitive mindfulness.

We’ll discuss:

  • How her postpartum struggle led her to the work she does today
  • What is positive psychology
  • What is the definition of mindfulness how it can help moms
  • What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation
  • What’s a body scan and how to use this to be more present and grounded
  • How to balance having goals and expectations with being present
  • How do we remove our expectations so we can actually be mindful
  • How to turn anything into a mindfulness practice
  • Why you can practice mindfulness even if you have no time
  • What should someone do if mindfulness actually is overwhelming and floods her with feelings
  • How to modify mindfulness to prevent triggering the nervous system
  • What might our world look like if people were mindful and compassionate

Aliza offers 1:1 coaching and group programs. She can be reached through her FB group, Meaningful Motherhood Community, IG @yourmeaningfulmotherhood, and email alizaancier@yourmeaningfulmotherhood.com

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