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BWUN Mindful Minutes™…

We realize that so many of our member’s lives are busy and complex leaving little time for them to just “be”. In an effort to provide the best return on membership, we partnered with Lawrence Pincus & Associates to provide a mini respite within our regular business meetings. We have incorporated “BWUN Mindful Minutes™” into our Valparaiso meetings. The topics will vary, but will center on finding balance and peace, dealing with toxic people in the workplace, and a vast array of other topics. Meet the therapists…

Christine Craigin is a licensed marriage and family therapist; trained and experienced helping people improve relationships in their lives. Whether it be a relationship with yourself, marriage, long term relationship, parent-child, or an adolescent stage; many people feel lonely, frustrated, at a loss, or confused what to do next. She believes that this is where therapy can be a valuable tool to help sort through the past or break through to a more hopeful future. She has experience working with married, separated, engaged, and divorced couples. She has worked with individuals and families struggling with anxiety and depression. She has also worked with parents who are struggling with oppositional and defiant behaviors from children and separation anxiety. Christine feels the dynamic of family therapy is very powerful and highly influential when used effectively and appropriately in a safe and healthy setting. (Source: http://www.lpacounseling.com/MeettheTherapists.en.html)

Dr. Seda Gulvas is a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience in providing therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in partial hospitalization and outpatient agency settings. She has clinical experience working with clients dealing with PTSD, depression, adjustment, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, couple communication issues, behavioral problems, parenting concerns and cancer diagnoses. She is also a certified trauma specialist and utilizes EMDR when working with trauma survivors. Dr. Gulvas has published articles related to support processes in chronic illness management, attachment theory, narrative therapy, positive psychology, sexual abuse, divorce, compassion fatigue and resiliency. Dr. Gulvas believes in constructing and nurturing clients’ strengths in the pursuit of a fulfilling life. Dr. Gulvas is bilingual; offering sessions in Turkish as well as English. (Source: http://www.lpacounseling.com/MeettheTherapists.en.html)

“Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.”  

Thich Nhat Hanh

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