The Mindfulness Center

Acupuncture

90 MINUTES $165 60 MINUTES $110 •30 MINUTES $65

Traditional Acupuncture is a powerful system of medicine designed to address patients on a body, mind and spirit level. Practiced for over 3000 years in China, the benefits of acupuncture treatment are now clearly recognized and well documented in western medical journals and in medical institutions across the United States.

Symptoms are viewed in relationship to the totality of a person in order to explore the root cause of an illness or imbalance. Many acupuncture patients report a resolution or lessening of their primary symptoms. Perhaps the most profound result of treatment is a common experience of a greater sense of well being, clarity and ease in life.

During your first visit, which can take up to 2 hours, the acupuncturist will gather information about your past and present health conditions and life circumstances. Each treatment is then designed uniquely to address imbalances as they are specifically experienced by each individual.

Subsequent visits will last about an hour. The number of treatments required varies according to individual needs.

Physical pain is one of the blocks we may face,” Jim says. “I like to work in partnership with people to remove these blocks and to find balance and optimal performance in all areas of our lives. I have found acupuncture to be a gentle and powerful way to bring about healing and growth.

Please call us at 301-986-1090 for any questions in regards to scheduling an appointment.

 
Jim Pastore Jim Pastore, M.Ac., L.Ac, is a licensed acupuncturist and wellness coach. He is a graduate of the Tai Sophia Institute with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture. Jim's practice focuses on people in all walks of life seeking less pain, greater ease and enduring authenticity in their lives. Jim is a parent, former business executive and entrepreneur who began his training in Acupuncture and East Asian medicine after seeing the power of acupuncture and other traditional practices in his own life and those around him. Jim has participated in advanced training in Auricular Acupuncture and in working with people experiencing physical and emotional trauma, addictions, sports injuries and pain management. His practice brings together the wisdom and science of East and West. In his training, he has worked with clients through the Living Well With Cancer Program, and he is certified by the National Acupuncture Detox Association as a NADA Acudetox Specialist.

Jim Pastore

Jim Pastore, M.Ac., L.Ac, is a licensed acupuncturist and wellness coach. He is a graduate of the Tai Sophia Institute with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture. Jim's practice focuses on people in all walks of life seeking less pain, greater ease and enduring authenticity in their lives. Jim is a parent, former business executive and entrepreneur who began his training in Acupuncture and East Asian medicine after seeing the power of acupuncture and other traditional practices in his own life and those around him.

Jim has participated in advanced training in Auricular Acupuncture and in working with people experiencing physical and emotional trauma, addictions, sports injuries and pain management. His practice brings together the wisdom and science of East and West. In his training, he has worked with clients through the Living Well With Cancer Program, and he is certified by the National Acupuncture Detox Association as a NADA Acudetox Specialist.

Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

60 MINUTES $130 • 90 MINUTES $175

During sessions with Dr. Alloway, you will be thoroughly examined which leads to a correct diagnosis and proper treatment protocols that will be implemented in a timely and appropriate manner. His goal is for you to attain optimal status given your genetics, medical history, and willingness to adapt techniques to maximize your healing from whatever challenges you are contending with. Dr. Alloway's forte is helping you navigate through life to attain your health goals and thus become the actualized personage that you are striving to become. His practice is diversely holistic so each person will have an individualized, self-directed, self-actualization program to attain your optimization goals. Work together to explore the unfolding of your life's path.

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT IS GOOD FOR ANYONE:

  • In pain, whether chronic or acute
  • Aspiring to enhance their athletic performance
  • In need of a posture tune-up
  • Looking for chiropractic treatments for headaches
  • Needing chiropractic treatments for lower back pain

Please call us at 301-986-1090 for any questions in regards to scheduling an appointment.

 
Dr. William John Alloway Doctor of Chiropractic and Physical Therapy with specialties in electronic acupuncture, nutrition, herbalism, homeopathy, aromatherapy, physical rehabilitation, and spiritual counseling. Graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1981, licensed in Maryland in 1981, and in constant private practice since 1981.  "I saw Dr. Alloway for chiropractic and he was excellent, on time and very professional and he fixed the back issue I was having." - L.S.  "Walking into the center itself was a warm, relaxing and inviting experience. I really appreciate the optimistic attitude of the Center and their commitment to holistic healing. The staff was friendly, helpful and above all, CALM. Unlike my experiene at an alopathic doctor's office, my appointment time was respected and I was not rushed at all and given full undivided attention! Dr. Alloway is an amazing chiropractor who gives a thorough treatment and educates you while treating you. I truly felt cared for, heard, understood and respected. I am looking forward to participating in other treatments that are offered at the Cener and I highly recommend this center to anyone!" - P.K.

Dr. William John Alloway

Doctor of Chiropractic and Physical Therapy with specialties in electronic acupuncture, nutrition, herbalism, homeopathy, aromatherapy, physical rehabilitation, and spiritual counseling. Graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1981, licensed in Maryland in 1981, and in constant private practice since 1981. 

"I saw Dr. Alloway for chiropractic and he was excellent, on time and very professional and he fixed the back issue I was having." - L.S. 

"Walking into the center itself was a warm, relaxing and inviting experience. I really appreciate the optimistic attitude of the Center and their commitment to holistic healing. The staff was friendly, helpful and above all, CALM. Unlike my experiene at an alopathic doctor's office, my appointment time was respected and I was not rushed at all and given full undivided attention! Dr. Alloway is an amazing chiropractor who gives a thorough treatment and educates you while treating you. I truly felt cared for, heard, understood and respected. I am looking forward to participating in other treatments that are offered at the Cener and I highly recommend this center to anyone!" - P.K.

Cranial Sacral

60 Minutes $150

Cranial Sacral Therapy is a light touch noninvasive healing practice which brings the body back into physiological and energetic balance. The practitioner works with the clients central nervous system and the Cranial Rhythmic Tides to release compression in those areas, diminish stress and pain, and bring about profound changes in the clients system.

WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS OF RECEIVING CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY?

In general, cranial sacral therapy may promote:

  • Healing, alleviating a range of illness and dysfunction, including chronic pain, central nervous system disorders, head and neck pain, TMJ dysfunction, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, seizure disorders, hormonal imbalances, chronic sinusitis, and more
  • Improved functioning of the autonomic nervous system, enabling the body to respond more effectively to stress
  • Improved immune system function
  • Release of tissue and bone restrictions, improving mobility
  • Tension release
  • Pain alleviation
  • Energy flow
  • Overall relaxation and revitalization

Please call us at 301-986-1090 to schedule an appointment

 
JAMES FOULKES James Foulkes has been studying personal development for more than 13 years. His diverse set of practices includes Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and shamanic movement practices as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy and Chinese Medicine. James enjoys finding parallels between these practices and feels the basis of them is unity, integration and wholeness. He works with groups and individuals in Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and body conditioning, Integrated Yoga Therapeutics & Cranial Sacral Therapy.

JAMES FOULKES

James Foulkes has been studying personal development for more than 13 years. His diverse set of practices includes Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and shamanic movement practices as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy and Chinese Medicine. James enjoys finding parallels between these practices and feels the basis of them is unity, integration and wholeness. He works with groups and individuals in Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and body conditioning, Integrated Yoga Therapeutics & Cranial Sacral Therapy.

Hypnosis  

60 minutes $150

Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation in which you experience heightened suggestibility. Hypnosis can be used to promote physical or emotional health. While in a deep state of relaxation, you are offered suggestions tailored to your specific needs. Your unconscious mind can then transmit these thoughts and images throughout your mind and body, influencing them in ways that seem impossible in ordinary states of consciousness. Hypnotherapy is increasingly being used in mainstream medicine, thanks to mounting evidence that it works, as well as research showing how the human brain responds to hypnosis. Research has shown that hypnosis is effective in treating a host of disorders, including gastro-intestinal disorders, skin conditions, pain, Attention-Deficit disorder, cancer, allergies, anxiety and phobias, weight control, smoking cessation and substance use. We offer hypnotherapy as an element of our integrative approach to finding the healing capacity of your own mind-body.

Please call us at 301-986-1090 to schedule an appointment

 
Aurora Hutchinson Aurora Hutchinson, M.A. teaches meditation and other wellness classes at The Mindfulness Center. She conducts corporate seminars and sees private clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, specifically Psychopharmacology. In addition, Aurora is completing dissertation work for her Ph.D. in Psychology at American University, specializing in the Psychobiology of Healing. She has completed Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Deborah Norris, Founder and Director of The Mindfulness Center, and is currently enrolled in TMC’s Yoga Teacher Training program. Aurora has also received training in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her passion as a scientist is not only in advancing the scientific knowledge of mind-body therapies, but also in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers and corporate settings to empower and serve others.

Aurora Hutchinson

Aurora Hutchinson, M.A. teaches meditation and other wellness classes at The Mindfulness Center. She conducts corporate seminars and sees private clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, specifically Psychopharmacology. In addition, Aurora is completing dissertation work for her Ph.D. in Psychology at American University, specializing in the Psychobiology of Healing. She has completed Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Deborah Norris, Founder and Director of The Mindfulness Center, and is currently enrolled in TMC’s Yoga Teacher Training program. Aurora has also received training in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her passion as a scientist is not only in advancing the scientific knowledge of mind-body therapies, but also in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers and corporate settings to empower and serve others.

The LED Light Therapy Experience

50 Minutes $45 • 20 Minutes $20

Combining therapeutic modalities for all of the senses:

LED Light therapy, Essential Oils, and Healing Sound!

About LED Light Therapy

The Mindfulness Center’s In Light Wellness Systems™ provides a dynamic and user-friendly polychromatic light therapy system.

LED polychromatic light therapy involves the use of light emitting diodes (LED) delivering red, blue, and infrared light to the skin. These three (3) wavelengths stimulate beneficial innate cellular responses increasing circulation and activating the release of nitric oxide. NASA studies demonstrate cells exposed to LED light therapy exhibit a 150% increase in cellular metabolism suggesting enhanced cellular repair and vitality. Medical researchers across the globe are currently investigating a wide array of physiologic benefits produced by LED light therapy.

LED light therapy is non-abrasive, non-invasive, painless, and restorative. It is safe for all ages and skin types.

Why try LED Light Therapy?

  • Many people with complaints of the following issues have reported positive results using LED light therapy:
  • Acute neck and back pain
  • Arthritis Bone fractures & spurs
  • Bruises Burns Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Deep muscle problems
  • Depression
  • Fractures
  • Golfer’s/tennis elbow
  • Haematomas
  • Inflammation
  • Jet Lag Joint Pain
  • Pain relief
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sleep Disorders Sprains & Strains Tight muscles
  • Reduction of scar tissue

Please call us at 301-986-1090 to schedule an appointment

Risks and Side Effects

Light therapy generally is safe, and you may use it together with other treatments. If symptoms do not improve, or if they become worse, it is important to follow up with your doctor or therapist. If side effects occur, they are usually mild and short lasting. They may include: Eyestrain, Headache, Nausea , Irritability or agitation, Mania, euphoria, hyperactivity or agitation associated with bipolar disorder.

When side effects do occur, they may go away on their own within a few days of starting light therapy. You can relieve these side effects by decreasing the amount of time you spend under the light. Talk to your doctor for additional advice, or if side effects don't go away or get worse. Always tell your doctor if you are using an alternative therapy or if you are thinking about combining an alternative therapy with your conventional medical treatment.

Disclaimer

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. In Light Wellness Systems™ devices are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

 
ADA HUANG Ada is trained in In Light Wellness Systems applications, and strives to bring the greatest benefits of light therapy to all of her clients. She also offers the benefits of essential oils to create a healing environment. Ada is also completing her training as a yoga instructor and finds great joy in working with children and adolescents.

ADA HUANG

Ada is trained in In Light Wellness Systems applications, and strives to bring the greatest benefits of light therapy to all of her clients. She also offers the benefits of essential oils to create a healing environment. Ada is also completing her training as a yoga instructor and finds great joy in working with children and adolescents.

Massage

90 MINUTES $150 • 60 MINUTES $110 30 MINUTES $60

Our massage therapist are fully licensed and highly trained in medical massage therapies including deep tissue, prenatal, lymph-drainage, myofascial, visceral & oncology massage.

w/ Aromatherapy for:

90 minutes...............................+$20 

60 minutes...............................+$15

(available with Heather, see below for details)

Please call us at 301-986-1090 for any questions in regards to scheduling an appointment.

 
Terry sankar Extensively trained in many aspects of massage and bodywork, Terry has over 20 years of varied practice in sports massage, prenatal and post partum pregnancy massage, infant and juvenile massage, lymph drainage massage as well as geriatric bodywork and care giving. His book "The Handbook of High-level Wellness" is dedicated to the proposition that good health and well-being is largely a matter of deliberate choice and consistent habit- small investments on a daily basis. His goals in his practice are to soothe, heal, educate, motivate and empower his clients towards an improved quality of life in the here and now.

Terry sankar

Extensively trained in many aspects of massage and bodywork, Terry has over 20 years of varied practice in sports massage, prenatal and post partum pregnancy massage, infant and juvenile massage, lymph drainage massage as well as geriatric bodywork and care giving. His book "The Handbook of High-level Wellness" is dedicated to the proposition that good health and well-being is largely a matter of deliberate choice and consistent habit- small investments on a daily basis. His goals in his practice are to soothe, heal, educate, motivate and empower his clients towards an improved quality of life in the here and now.

TANIA GOLOCOVSKY Tania Golocovsky, M.S, LGPC, LMT, RY-200 is an LGPC, mental health psychotherapist, licensed massage therapist, yoga teacher with over 12 years practicing in the wellness community. Her integrative approach combines numerous holistic therapies including mental health counseling, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and wellness consultation. She uses a strength-centered, empowerment model, with an energetic and creative approach to stress and pain management, oncology care and women’s wellness. Tania is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Johns Hopkins University. She has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She has been a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker for over 10 years.

TANIA GOLOCOVSKY

Tania Golocovsky, M.S, LGPC, LMT, RY-200 is an LGPC, mental health psychotherapist, licensed massage therapist, yoga teacher with over 12 years practicing in the wellness community. Her integrative approach combines numerous holistic therapies including mental health counseling, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and wellness consultation. She uses a strength-centered, empowerment model, with an energetic and creative approach to stress and pain management, oncology care and women’s wellness.

Tania is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Johns Hopkins University. She has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She has been a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker for over 10 years.

cATHY MILLS Cathy graduated from Potomac Massage Training Institute in August 2006 with training in Swedish and deep tissue massage. She stayed on as a teacher assistant and clinic instructor before joining the Teal Center at Virginia Hospital Center. While there Cathy trained in clinical massage, Oncology Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. She views massage as a way to come into relationship with ourselves, providing an opportunity for healing, where the therapist and client work together for the client's optimal wellbeing. Cathy also provides Reiki and Reconnective Healing.

cATHY MILLS

Cathy graduated from Potomac Massage Training Institute in August 2006 with training in Swedish and deep tissue massage. She stayed on as a teacher assistant and clinic instructor before joining the Teal Center at Virginia Hospital Center. While there Cathy trained in clinical massage, Oncology Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. She views massage as a way to come into relationship with ourselves, providing an opportunity for healing, where the therapist and client work together for the client's optimal wellbeing. Cathy also provides Reiki and Reconnective Healing.

Heather MORRIS Heather received her training and graduated from The Baltimore School of Massage in 2010. She specializes in Swedish and deep tissue massage. She is a friendly, compassionate bodyworker who listens empathetically to clients in order to understand their individual therapeutic needs. She believes that massage therapy creates awareness, reconnects us to our bodies and should be a critical part of healthcare. More than just a way to relax, the benefits of regular bodywork range from better sleep, more mobility, decreased stress, increase energy and improved body systems function.  Heather also provides doTERRA Essential Oil Aromatherapy, combining the art of aromatherapy — using powerful certified pure therapeutic grade immune-enhancing and mood-balancing essential oils with massage to bring the body into structural and energetic alignment. In a most luxurious session, a custom combination of essential oils are applied throughout your massage experience.

Heather MORRIS

Heather received her training and graduated from The Baltimore School of Massage in 2010. She specializes in Swedish and deep tissue massage. She is a friendly, compassionate bodyworker who listens empathetically to clients in order to understand their individual therapeutic needs. She believes that massage therapy creates awareness, reconnects us to our bodies and should be a critical part of healthcare. More than just a way to relax, the benefits of regular bodywork range from better sleep, more mobility, decreased stress, increase energy and improved body systems function. 

Heather also provides doTERRA Essential Oil Aromatherapy, combining the art of aromatherapy — using powerful certified pure therapeutic grade immune-enhancing and mood-balancing essential oils with massage to bring the body into structural and energetic alignment. In a most luxurious session, a custom combination of essential oils are applied throughout your massage experience.

Medical Qigong

90 MINUTES $150 • 60 MINUTES $110

Medical Qigong Therapy (MQT) originated 5,000 years ago and was the first of the four branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), predating Acupressure, Acupuncture and Herbalism. MQT is a form of healing energy therapy that incorporates the diagnostic and energetic balancing principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine with the energy sensing and intuitive healing abilities of the Medical Qigong Therapist to boost the body's immune function, reduce stress levels and allow healing to occur in a totally non-invasive manner.

The client lies on a table while remaining fully clothed and, with closed eyes, gently follows the flow of energy, sensations or thoughts that occurs during the session. The Medical Qigong Therapist works around established TCM protocols to achieve energetic balance within the body by purging stagnant energy, filling with new universal energy and regulating all the energy throughout the body. The client is then given Medical Qigong exercises or meditations to practice at home. Generally the client feels a profound sense of calm after a treatment. For more information about Medical Qigong Therapy visit www.medicalqigong.org.

Please call us at 301-986-1090 for any questions in regards to scheduling an appointment.

 
Mike Basdavanos Mike is a Medical Qigong Therpist, Dpl. in Asian Bodywork Therapy, NCCAOM, CAOBTA, and a licensed massage therapist. Mike received Taoist ordination (Tian Ming) from Master Wang Yen-nien and permission to teach Taijiquan and meditation from Master Wang. Mike is presently completing a doctorate degree in Medical Qigong with Ted Cibik, Ph.D., N.D., D.M.Q.; and he continues studies with John Cole, L.Ac.

Mike Basdavanos

Mike is a Medical Qigong Therpist, Dpl. in Asian Bodywork Therapy, NCCAOM, CAOBTA, and a licensed massage therapist. Mike received Taoist ordination (Tian Ming) from Master Wang Yen-nien and permission to teach Taijiquan and meditation from Master Wang. Mike is presently completing a doctorate degree in Medical Qigong with Ted Cibik, Ph.D., N.D., D.M.Q.; and he continues studies with John Cole, L.Ac.

Private Meditation

90 MINUTES $165 • 60 Minutes $120

Cultivate a balanced and powerful inner tranquility, through guided and customized meditation practice. You will discover the keys to releasing stress, anxiety, pain, grief or loss and discover peacefulness and joy.  Research shows that meditation has a powerful effect on your brain, balancing your biochemistry, improving self-regulation, moods, sleep, wellbeing and enhancing memory and cognitive functions.

I had a private one-hour guided meditation with Aurora Hutchinson. This was truly a wonderful experience! I went much deeper in my meditation than I ever have. Aurora is extremely knowledgeable and seasoned. She also has an incredibly soothing voice and guides you deep in relaxation. Thank you Aurora! - Cecile Furman.

Please call us at 301-986-1090 for any questions in regards to scheduling an appointment.

 
Aurora hutchinson Aurora Hutchinson, M.A. teaches meditation and other wellness classes at The Mindfulness Center. She conducts corporate seminars and sees private clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, specifically Psychopharmacology. In addition, Aurora is completing dissertation work for her Ph.D. in Psychology at American University, specializing in the Psychobiology of Healing. She has completed Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Deborah Norris, Founder and Director of The Mindfulness Center, and is currently enrolled in TMC’s Yoga Teacher Training program. Aurora has also received training in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her passion as a scientist is not only in advancing the scientific knowledge of mind-body therapies, but also in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers and corporate settings to empower and serve others.

Aurora hutchinson

Aurora Hutchinson, M.A. teaches meditation and other wellness classes at The Mindfulness Center. She conducts corporate seminars and sees private clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, specifically Psychopharmacology. In addition, Aurora is completing dissertation work for her Ph.D. in Psychology at American University, specializing in the Psychobiology of Healing. She has completed Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Deborah Norris, Founder and Director of The Mindfulness Center, and is currently enrolled in TMC’s Yoga Teacher Training program. Aurora has also received training in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her passion as a scientist is not only in advancing the scientific knowledge of mind-body therapies, but also in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers and corporate settings to empower and serve others.

Prepare For Surgery

60 Minutes $150

Why prepare?

Whether it's major surgery or a minor procedure, preparing for surgery can be scary. However, there is a way to reduce the anxiety before surgery and encourage faster healing with less pain.

When you take the time to prepare, you create the peaceful environment needed for optimal healing.

Together we will:

  • Identify your fears or concerns
  • Create a visualization of your ideal recovery 
  • Customize "Healing Statements"
  • Build a plan for optimal healing
  • Develop a supportive environment 

Using mind-body techniques, including breath, mindfulness, gentle movement, and body work will allow you to maintain a balanced and calm approach.

Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster empowers patients to lead the way to recovery by allowing them to take their appropriate place on the surgical team
- Mehmet C. Oz, MD Host, The Dr. Oz Show Cardiac Surgeon NY-Presbyterian Hospital

Please call us at 301-986-1090 to schedule an appointment

 
Ashira Lavine RYT-200, Mindfulness Instructor, Certified Thai Massage Therapist After 20 years studying human behavior and body language as a criminologist, Ashira has deepened her study into the human body as a registered yoga teacher, meditation teacher and licensed massage therapist (April 2018). Ashira teaches a relaxing and revitalizing style of yoga. This is accomplished through slow, gentle, mindful movement that is integrated with breath work and meditation to relax your body and mind while healing your entire system, reducing pain, improving sleep quality and cultivating happiness. 

Ashira Lavine

RYT-200, Mindfulness Instructor, Certified Thai Massage Therapist

After 20 years studying human behavior and body language as a criminologist, Ashira has deepened her study into the human body as a registered yoga teacher, meditation teacher and licensed massage therapist (April 2018). Ashira teaches a relaxing and revitalizing style of yoga. This is accomplished through slow, gentle, mindful movement that is integrated with breath work and meditation to relax your body and mind while healing your entire system, reducing pain, improving sleep quality and cultivating happiness. 

Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Initial Session 60 Minutes $200 • 45 Minutes $175

Mindfulness based psychotherapy: Helping to find balance and overall well being. 
Dr. Skowron, a licensed clinical psychologist, will work with you to develop a personalized approach to address stress, anxiety, life transitions, sleep, adjustment to medical issues, or other stress-related conditions by understanding how the mind impacts physical well-being and overall health. Regardless of what brings you to therapy, sessions allow you to gain self-awareness and learn ways to better navigate life situations. 

Difficulty making session times because of schedules and commuting? Dr. Skowron offers telehealth sessions, which eliminates obstacles to starting your health journey.

Contact Dr. Skowron for a free 15 minute phone call to learn more

Insurance: We are not directly contracted with any insurance companies. You’ll be provided with documentation to submit for reimbursement with an out-of-network provider. 

Contact Dr. Skowron at: Amanda@themindfulnesscenter.org

 
Dr. Skowron Dr. Skowron has been teaching mindfulness meditation and lifestyle interventions at Casey Health Institute, an integrative medical center. Dr. Skowron graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology and sociology. She received both her Masters and Doctoral degree from the APA-Accredited clinical psychology program at La Salle University in Philadelphia where she served as Chief Extern. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh where her training focused on stress management. Dr. Skowron has extensive specialized training in mindfulness-based therapeutic techniques. She has conducted research on mindfulness and published articles on postpartum depression. Her passion is to work with a clinical focus on prevention and wellness. In addition to seeing private clients, Dr. Skowron is also the Community Programs Coordinator at The Mindfulness Center, working to bring mindfulness and wellbeing to the greater community.

Dr. Skowron

Dr. Skowron has been teaching mindfulness meditation and lifestyle interventions at Casey Health Institute, an integrative medical center. Dr. Skowron graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology and sociology. She received both her Masters and Doctoral degree from the APA-Accredited clinical psychology program at La Salle University in Philadelphia where she served as Chief Extern. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh where her training focused on stress management. Dr. Skowron has extensive specialized training in mindfulness-based therapeutic techniques. She has conducted research on mindfulness and published articles on postpartum depression. Her passion is to work with a clinical focus on prevention and wellness. In addition to seeing private clients, Dr. Skowron is also the Community Programs Coordinator at The Mindfulness Center, working to bring mindfulness and wellbeing to the greater community.

Reiki

Reiki means "Universal Energy". It is a natural and safe method that uses a light touch to channel universal energy to a patient's energy body. The purpose is to promote relaxation and stress reduction, restore balance, eliminate blockages, support the immune system, and foster all around healing and well-being. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit.

During the session, a very light touch will be used and the hands will be held in certain positions on prescribed areas of the body, or just above the body. You may feel warmth or tingling or just feel very relaxed while receiving Reiki. Sometimes a series of sessions is suggested in order to effectively address your goal or health concern.

Rates with Aurora

90 minutes................................... $165 

60 minutes...................................$120

30 minutes...................................$60

 

Rates with Cathy Mills 

60 minutes...................................$110

30 minutes...................................$60

What are Some Benefits of Receiving Reiki?

  • Reduces Stress
  • Helps with life changes
  • Enhances immune system
  • Assists with healing injuries/surgery
  • Boosts and balances energy levels
  • Enhances will-being in pregnancy
  • Improves concentration

Each session is tailored to your specific needs.

Please call us at 301-986-1090 for any questions in regards to scheduling an appointment.

 
Aurora Hutchinson Aurora Hutchinson, M.A. is the Mindfulness Programs Director at The Mindfulness Center, and serves as a faculty member of the resident Meditation Teacher Training program and SOMA, The Science of Mindful Awareness: Meditation Teacher Certification online training. She teaches group classes, conducts corporate seminars and works with individual clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. Aurora is certified as a SOMA meditation teacher, and is also an iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher-in-Training as well as a certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master practitioner. She has a professional background in DoD and scientific program management, with an emphasis on research, policy interpretation, and technical and scientific writing. Aurora is also trained in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and is a yoga teacher in training. Her passion as a scientist, teacher and practitioner is in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers, educational and corporate settings, to empower and serve others.

Aurora Hutchinson

Aurora Hutchinson, M.A. is the Mindfulness Programs Director at The Mindfulness Center, and serves as a faculty member of the resident Meditation Teacher Training program and SOMA, The Science of Mindful Awareness: Meditation Teacher Certification online training. She teaches group classes, conducts corporate seminars and works with individual clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. Aurora is certified as a SOMA meditation teacher, and is also an iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher-in-Training as well as a certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master practitioner. She has a professional background in DoD and scientific program management, with an emphasis on research, policy interpretation, and technical and scientific writing. Aurora is also trained in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and is a yoga teacher in training. Her passion as a scientist, teacher and practitioner is in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers, educational and corporate settings, to empower and serve others.

Stress Reduction & Lifestyle Counseling

60 minutes $120

"Stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize." ~ Richard Lazarus

The Mindfulness Center offers one-on-one intensive training in stress reduction techniques. Helpful in treating anxiety and other stress-related disorders, you will learn stress management techniques, relieve tension, and gain a feeling of control over the causes of stress. As a positive influence, stress can help compel us to action; it can result in a new awareness and an exciting new perspective. As a negative influence, it can result in feelings of loss of control. The negative influence of stress can lead to health problems. With knowledge of a range of stress management techniques and other lifestyle skills, you can develop a personalized approach to managing stress in your life and gaining control. Programs to individuals, groups, government agencies and public and private school systems.

The number of sessions required varies according to individual needs.

Please call us at 301-986-1090 to schedule an appointment

 
Aurora hutchinson Aurora teaches meditation and other wellness classes at The Mindfulness Center. She conducts corporate seminars and sees private clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, specifically Psychopharmacology. In addition, Aurora is completing dissertation work for her Ph.D. in Psychology at American University, specializing in the Psychobiology of Healing. She has completed Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Deborah Norris, Founder and Director of The Mindfulness Center, and is currently enrolled in TMC’s Yoga Teacher Training program. Aurora has also received training in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her passion as a scientist is not only in advancing the scientific knowledge of mind-body therapies, but also in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers and corporate settings to empower and serve others.

Aurora hutchinson

Aurora teaches meditation and other wellness classes at The Mindfulness Center. She conducts corporate seminars and sees private clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, specifically Psychopharmacology. In addition, Aurora is completing dissertation work for her Ph.D. in Psychology at American University, specializing in the Psychobiology of Healing. She has completed Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Deborah Norris, Founder and Director of The Mindfulness Center, and is currently enrolled in TMC’s Yoga Teacher Training program. Aurora has also received training in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her passion as a scientist is not only in advancing the scientific knowledge of mind-body therapies, but also in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers and corporate settings to empower and serve others.

Private Yoga Session

60 Minutes $150

Ashira offers private yoga sessions for those who want a personalized approach to their practice. A gifted teacher and personal advocate, Ms. Lavine offers private sessions, classes and yoga retreats.

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aSHIRA lAVINE, m.a. RYT-200, Mindfulness Instructor After 20 years studying human behavior and body language as a criminologist, Ashira has deepened her study into the human body as a registered yoga teacher, meditation teacher and licensed massage therapist (April 2018). Ashira teaches a relaxing and revitalizing style of yoga. This is accomplished through slow, gentle, mindful movement that is integrated with breath work and meditation to relax your body and mind while healing your entire system, reducing pain, improving sleep quality and cultivating happiness. 

aSHIRA lAVINE, m.a.

RYT-200, Mindfulness Instructor

After 20 years studying human behavior and body language as a criminologist, Ashira has deepened her study into the human body as a registered yoga teacher, meditation teacher and licensed massage therapist (April 2018). Ashira teaches a relaxing and revitalizing style of yoga. This is accomplished through slow, gentle, mindful movement that is integrated with breath work and meditation to relax your body and mind while healing your entire system, reducing pain, improving sleep quality and cultivating happiness. 

Yoga Therapy

90 minutes $150

Yoga is inherently therapeutic.

Whereas conventional medicine looks at health problems in an isolated systemic way, Integrative Yoga Therapeutics works with an understanding of the living system and it's relationships, seeing the body as an integrated fluid organism. The therapeutic application of yoga combines yoga asana, breathwork, Eastern and Western movement disciplines and meditation to access the subtle levels of our being. Hands on adjustments are part of this process. Each session is tailored specifically for the individual and will address the person as they are, given their strengths and current constraints. This approach to Yoga as Therapy works with all abilities, all ages, all levels of experience and any health condition or medical concern.

Please call us at 301-986-1090 for any questions in regards to scheduling an appointment.

 
James Foulkes James Foulkes has been studying personal development for more than 13 years. His diverse set of practices includes Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and shamanic movement practices as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy and Chinese Medicine. James enjoys finding parallels between these practices and feels the basis of them is unity, integration and wholeness. He works with groups and individuals in Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and body conditioning, Integrated Yoga Therapeutics & Cranial Sacral Therapy.

James Foulkes

James Foulkes has been studying personal development for more than 13 years. His diverse set of practices includes Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and shamanic movement practices as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy and Chinese Medicine. James enjoys finding parallels between these practices and feels the basis of them is unity, integration and wholeness. He works with groups and individuals in Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and body conditioning, Integrated Yoga Therapeutics & Cranial Sacral Therapy.