Stress Management <> Trauma <> Mindfulness Specialist
Tanji Wolfert is a licensed Substance Abuse Disorder Counselor and a Level II Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. She believes in a mind-body approach to healing and specializes in mindfulness for stress management, addiction recovery, and effective communication with trauma sensitive approaches. She also is certified in Polyvagal Therapeutic Yoga and in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy. Tanji is a practitioner of Brainspotting, which is a is an evidence-based focused treatment that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotion and/or the body. She studied mindfulness through The University of Massachusetts' Medical School for Mind-Body Medicine. Her trainings and specialties also include Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement, Non-Violent Communication, and Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness.
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our power to chose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." Viktor Frankl
S=SLOW DOWN & SUPPORT
Take some time to slow down and find space to do something different and respond more authentically to the world around you. Notice the support and connection that the earth is providing and literally ground into this moment.
Turn inward and notice body sensations, thoughts and beliefs, and emotions. Identify if you are in hyper or hypo arousal, or within your window of tolerance.
A=ANCHOR & ASSESS
Use and anchor of attention to ground in to your internal experience and be with what is here in this moment just as it is and assess how to work with what you are noticing--insert a breath or body practice
C=CENTER & CONNECT
Center in your true self, what you care about most and bring more of you to all you do. Connect to something larger than yourself; your higher-power, earth/nature, or the universe.
E=EXPAND & EMPOWER
Visualize yourself responding to your day or situation with greater authenticity and presence to find increased growth and freedom.
def: the awareness that comes from intentionally focusing one's attention on this moment without judgement
Mindfulness is an evidence-based skill that was brought to research through the University of Massachusetts’ Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. Mindfulness can benefit everyone, including those who are trying to manage stress, people with medical conditions like fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, chronic pain, and depression, addiction and anyone looking to enhance their wellbeing. According to the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical Center, Mindfulness can help you “learn how to take better care of yourself through the interplay of mind and body - and mobilizing your own inner resources for coping, growing and healing.”
"I thoroughly enjoyed taking the MBSR class with Tanji. I feel energized by the training which whet my appetite for furthering my meditation practice. As a new meditator, I was initially concerned that I might hold others in the group back, but that did not happen at all. The class lesson was very well prepared each week and covered the whole curriculum in an orderly, thorough manner, while at the same time allowing each participant the opportunity for individual questions and comment. Tanji is highly skilled and experienced and offered many resources for outside learning. She is a very gentle soul who exemplifies a soothing nature within herself and invites others to experience the same. I highly recommend this course and Tanji Wolfert."
"I highly recommend the 8-week MBSR course. You won’t want to miss a single lesson. Tanji makes learning MBSR so worth your time. Mindfulness truly is, 'the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.'”
"I loved that there wasn't just a "one size fits all" approach, but rather the chance to explore a customized, personalized way to deepen your own mindfulness practice through the program, no matter what level of formal meditation training or practice you'd already had. Learning online with Tanji was great as it actually helped me identify the right environment for my on-going home practice."