Mindfulness is a meditation technique that is used to treat a number of mental health and physical conditions. When practiced regularly (5 minutes 5 days per week), this simple technique can effectively reduce symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic pain.

Getting Started with Mindfulness

1. Listen to the following YouTube video:
  • Why Bother Meditating (copy this link to your browser if you get an error message: https://youtu.be/B5v6n37XBaU)
  • How to Meditate (copy this link to your browser if you get an error message: https://youtu.be/63JahIw6QHQ)YouTube videos.

2. Then try the
Guided Mindfulness Meditation or 2 Minute Mindfulness Meditations to get started.

3. Practice mindfulness 5 days a week for 2 minutes; work up to 5 or 10 minutes using the podcasts below or your own timer. You can download the
mindfulness log to track your progress.

4. Explore: Try the
Mindfulness Body Scan or Stress Shrinking Meditations below or pick up one of the books below for further reading.

Contact Me
If you are interested in contacting me for psychotherapy or related services, please call me at:

(805) 405-8248

Diane R. Gehart, Ph.D., LMFT
30101 Agoura Court
Suite 204
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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Diane R. Gehart, Ph.D.

Mastering Competencies

Students, faculty, and practitioners: Find resources that go with the texts in Dr. Gehart’s Mastering Competencies Series with Cengage Publishers.