Meditation and Muse!
What is Muse?
Instead of trying to explain what it is, I decided to pull an explanation from Muse’s website:
Muse is the first tool in the world that can give you accurate, real-time feedback on what’s happening in your brain while you meditate. It provides motivational challenges and rewards to encourage you to build a regular practice.
How I’ve used it?
I first heard about Muse from Joe Sanok’s podcast, Practice of the Practice. I was immediately sold. Once it arrived in the mail, I opened it right away. I’ve used it on myself, my clients, my friends, therapists in the office, and my family. If Lumiere, my dog, would have let me I would have tried it on him. My first mistake was using it at work. My first session clocked 2% calm.
I had each person complete a session and then guess what their level of calm was. Most people are not very accurate in their guesses. My favorite is when people guess 80% calm and they are closer to 30%. I’ve observed that people think being in a neutral state is the same as being calm. That’s been a big topic of conversation around the usage of Muse, the difference between calm, neutral and active. Some people thought they would not be able to be calm at all and were pleasantly surprised. It’s been fun to watch couples try it and engage in friendly competition around who gets the highest score (we are still working on the purpose of mindfulness but who doesn’t love a little healthy competition). I’m in my second week of using Muse and some of my clients asked to use it during their next session. It will be interesting to compare data over a series of sessions.
What I think of it?
I love Muse. It’s adding value to my practice as a therapist and its adding value to my life as a person. Personally, I’ve used Muse several times since getting it. Professionally, I’ve used it with clients who were interested in trying it and a good clinical fit for it. Luckily, I work with depressed and anxious clients and teaching meditation and mindfulness is already a part of my practice.
What I will do with it?
Incorporating Muse into my therapy practice is already happening. I plan to continue to incorporate it into my practice. I’m also considering buying a package set and doing group meditations with them. The therapists in my office will also start to use Muse with their clients. We are hoping that Muse continues to add more value to our therapy services.
How you can try it?
If you’re reading this and interested in trying Muse, there are two ways you can try it. 1. Book a session with any therapist at my office by calling 954-378-5381 ext 1. Usage of Muse is incorporated, for free, into your therapy services. 2. Contact me directly to schedule a time to come in and try Muse. Email me for a Muse session at firstname.lastname@example.org
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I’m Amanda and I’m excited you have found my page. I love working with young adults to find their passion in life, remove blocks that are keeping them from being their most awesome self and learn to live a life they have always dreamed.
In 2022, I wrote a book called Guided Journal with Women with Anxiety. It’s on sale now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever books are on sale.
I’m the owner and CEO of Caring Therapists, a group practice in Florida with over 35 therapists and 5 locations. I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional and National Certified Counselor. I’ve been a therapist for more than 15 years and absolutely love what I do. I’ve worked with teenagers overcome addictions, young adults go off to college and become successful, and young adults overcome depression and anxiety. I have helped couple’s save their marriages and relationships.
I work with young adults to help them overcome feelings of depression and anxiety, deal with their substance usage and addiction problems and learn ways to be a more intimate and connected couple.
I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Focused Couple’s Counseling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, stress management, increasing self-worth, inner child work, incorporation of meditation, mind/body connection, 12 step work, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment and work/life balance.
I am a licensed mental health counseling Qualified Supervisor for licensure. I am available to clinical supervision for recent graduates. During supervision with me, we will address case consultation, ethics and laws and personal growth as a therapist.
I am believer in holistic treatment and I practice veganism, meditation and yoga in my life. I am an avid reader, both related to personal development and for fun.