“We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.”
Welcome to the mindfulness training practice of Nina La Rosa, clinical mental health counselor and mindfulness meditation facilitator.
Mindfulness is a powerful, present-moment awareness that illuminates our experience of self and world. Like any skill, each of us has a baseline level of mindfulness that can be developed through intentional training.
Developing mindfulness enhances the ability to more clearly experience thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, perceptions of the external world, and their interaction. It also cultivates the ability to allow experiences to arise naturally, without interfering or pushing and pulling on them. This clarity and equanimity promote the defusing and rerouting of old, ineffective patterns. Results often include better mental and physical health, reduction in stress, increased effectiveness in creative and work endeavors, enhanced relationships, and, most powerfully, a transformational shift in how we relate to ourselves and the world.
The brain has an immense capacity to change over a lifetime. Clinical research has shown that facets of mindfulness are associated with functional and structural changes in many parts of the brain and measurable physiological changes in the body.
I use my professional training in counseling, teaching experience, knowledge of neuroscience research, and almost a decade of rigorous mindfulness training to tailor you a set of practical skills you can use daily to harness the tremendous power of your mind. I bring warmth, patience, and humor to the work of cultivating this capacity for self-knowing and healing. I will help you leverage your strengths to develop skills for lasting change and growth.
I offer mindfulness-based psychotherapy to individuals and couples from my offices located at Stillpoint Center in Burlington, Vermont and also online. I conduct mindfulness workshops nationwide, host weekly classes, and offer individualized training in-person and online. I specialize in helping people through the stickier parts of the meditative path.
Nina La Rosa, MS, NCC