The Center for Mindful Healing has its foundation in research and evidence-based practice. My goal is to provide mindfulness-informed practices by offering a calm, thoughtful, and engaging environment. Research strongly supports the benefits of integrating mental healing (working with the mind) and somatic healing (working with the body). I welcome those who may be experiencing fatigue, chronic stress, insomnia and symptoms of anxiety or depression. At the end of the sessions, training’s and workshops clients have expressed feeling:
Learning how to handle our stress can feel overwhelming, I can help. Mindful Self-Compassion and other forms of mindful practices have been scientifically shown to help improve anxiety, decrease depression and stress levels. When we are confronted with high expectations, low support and a rushed society, we can find ourselves in a constant state of “not enough”. We need more time, resources, and energy to get through our daily lives. When we can recognize our discomfort (mindfulness) and offer ourselves kindness (self-compassion), we are allowing ourselves emotional and physical freedom.
Melissa is the founder of The Center for Mindful Healing. She is a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, and holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has completed an extensive review on self-compassion as a form of self-care for helping professionals. Melissa has trained with Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer- two of the worlds leading teachers in the fields of mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a graduate of Mindful Self-Compassion training (Kripalu, Stockbridge, Massachusetts) and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training (St. Benedict’s Retreat Center, Manitoba, Canada). Melissa currently offers classes on self-compassion which include mindfulness meditations.