Setting the tone for therapy with a grounding name.
I’ll be honest, The Calming Mind is an atypical therapy practice name, so I feel the need to explain it. I chose the name The Calming Mind to help set the tone for therapy and define the process and goal.
My observations over the years have led me to the conclusion that through our best efforts, when faced with mental anguish, we find ways to distract ourselves rather than address the root problem. We do this as a coping mechanism and as a way to “get by.” This is good in the short-term, but when this is the go-to response, we face having never dealt with problems. We are left with an anxious mind that is constantly searching for ways to distract. Therapy is meant to uncover the underlying pain and provide healing.
The Calming Mind is the process and goal of therapy. The goal is not for you to be calm; rather, it is for you to go through the process of settling your anxiety through the use of strategies that you can take and use for the rest of your life. Therapy is an active process and the outcome is that YOU have a calming mind - one that knows how to heal itself or know where to look for help when you need it.
One will never be “calm” and have you ever told someone to “calm down”? That never works, right? Probably the worst thing to say when someone is in distress, yet we all do it. The process of healing is a calming one. The goal in therapy is to teach you how to provide healing and calm your thoughts,