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Proper Thinking Workshop: the "Yellow" "Monkey Mind"

  • essencia yoga 1026 College Avenue Wheaton, IL, 60187 United States (map)
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“The route of true happiness, the Buddha argued, was to achieve a visceral understanding of impermanence, which would take you off the emotional roller coaster and allow you to see your dramas and desires through a wider lens. To truly tame the ‘monkey mind’ and defeat our habitual tendency toward clinging, meditation was the prescription, and sitting and actively facing the ‘voice in your head’ mindfully for a few minutes a day might be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. Accept that challenge and improve your life drastically. It’s about mitigation, not alleviation. It’s that simple. The only way out is through.”
— ― Dan Harris, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
“The bargain was this: Admit the anxiety as an essential part of yourself and in exchange that anxiety will be converted into energy, unstable but manageable. Stop with the self-flagellating and become yourself, with scars and tics.”
— ― Daniel Smith, Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

Join us as Marge facilitates for us the work we are engaging in, to understand how to work with our amazing mind! 

Marge Sekowski has been a therapist in private practice for over 25 years.  She specializes in treating adults, couples, and families as well as clients dealing with all types of addiction.  Marge works on a client-centered model with the development of treatment goals and effective strategies to achieve them in a timely manner.  Marge is respected by colleagues, peers, and clients for her professional and caring approach.

Marge received Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Elmhurst College and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Benedictine University.  She has received additional education in addiction recovery from the Adler Institute of Chicago as well as the Illinois Gambling Treatment Institute.

Marge recognizes the uniqueness and individuality of each person in every case. She diligently strives to provide a safe, confidential, and welcoming environment which respects these values. Once therapy has been initiated, she works with each individual to develop clear goals and strategies which enable symptom reduction and an improved quality of life.

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