Mindfulness Series

Mindfulness series

Access all of our programs in the Mindfulness Series, led by Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space

Our series are designed to allow you watch to a program individually--no need to watch all of the programs in succession!

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Mindfulness and Grief (# 1): Acknowledging the Losses & Grief of 2020-2021

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

May 7, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 55 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Healing from grief and loss starts with acknowledging the loss and its impact. In today's session, we recognize the varied and profoundly difficult aspects of life during 2020-2021, a time of significant losses. We explore the impact of those losses on you and on others. Our mindfulness exercise will help you recognize you are not alone in your experience of grief.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MORE MINDFULNESS: identifying your emotions

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

April 30, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 54 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. Many of us can identify feelings of sadness, anger, or frustration. But it can be harder to identify many other emotions, especially when a mix of emotions is present. With practice, we can get better at emotions identification, in part by getting more familiar with where we feel emotions in our bodies. This practice can help you feel more peace as identifying and acknowledging our emotions often helps them to pass.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MORE MINDFULNESS: Expanding Gratitude for Your Body

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

April 16, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 53 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. We’re often frustrated with our body and we focus on its limitations, not fully acknowledging, for example, that our hearts beat 100,000 times per day and our bodies work very hard on our behalf. This practice of shifting your focus towards appreciation can help you see the positives and change your relationship with your body.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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More Mindfulness: Unhooking From Thoughts

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

April 9, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 52 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. Many of us find ourselves getting 'hooked' by a thought or a topic and staying hooked for minutes or hours, without resolving anything. This exercise can help you to reduce overthinking, ruminating, and dwelling.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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Mindfulness: Loving Kindness for Self

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

March 26, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 51 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. In this 'Loving Kindness' exercise, you'll use the phrases, 'May I Be Happy,' 'May I Be Healthy,' 'May I Be Safe,' and 'May I Find Peace' to invite increased well-being into your life. Over time, this practice can help you experience more peace and help you recognize when you're being really hard on yourself.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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Mindfulness: walking meditation

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

March 19, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 50 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. In this simple exercise, you'll use movement (walking) as the anchor for your awareness. Over time, this practice can help you be mindful in unexpected places and provide an excellent alternative to a sitting practice.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: using mindfulness with pain

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

March 12, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 49 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. In this exercise, you'll become a watchful observer: noticing your automatic thoughts when you're in pain; your emotions, such as fear; the clenching around pain that happens in your body. Then we'll use the imagery of flowing water to bathe the pain points. Over time, this practice can help you change your relationship to the pain you experience.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: using counting as a point of focus

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

March 5, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 48 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. In this simple exercise, you'll mindfully count your breath cycles to 7 and then restart. Over time, this practice can help you improve focus, as well as learn self forgiveness when you get lost in thought. You simply start again.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: a simple Body scan

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

February 26, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 47 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. In this simple exercise, you'll learn to scan your body in a new way, by slowly progressing from head to toe. Over time, this practice can help you recognize when you're clenching muscle groups (think: shoulders or jaw) and then soften.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: listening to sounds

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

February 19, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 46 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. In this simple exercise, you’ll learn to tune into the act of listening and begin to hear the sounds you normally ignore. Over time, this practice can help you slow down and be present.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: WHERE YOUR BODY TOUCHES THE CHAIR

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

February 12, 2021 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 45 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. In this simple exercise, you’ll learn to tune into points where your body touches your chair. Over time, this practice can help you ground yourself when you’re feeling ungrounded.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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BASIC MINDFULNESS: CONNECT TO THE BREATH

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

February 5, 2021

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 44 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Join Penny as she helps you deepen your mindfulness practice. In this simple exercise, you'll learn to tune into the present moment by connecting with your breath. Over time, this practice can help you navigate life with more centeredness.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: DEALING WITH YOUR ANTS #9: UNDERLYING BELIEFS

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

January 29, 2021

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 43 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Understanding and challenging your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can help you feel happier and more peaceful. Join Penny for a dive into Underlying Beliefs. After this session you’ll notice this tendency and challenge your thinking!

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: DEALING WITH YOUR ANTS #8: TAKING THINGS PERSONALLY

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

January 22, 2021

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 42 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Understanding and challenging your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can help you feel happier and more peaceful. Join Penny for a dive into Taking Things ‘Personally’. After this session you’ll notice this tendency and challenge your thinking!
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: DEALING WITH YOUR ANTS #7: MIND READING AND FORTUNE TELLING

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

January 15, 2021

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 41 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Understanding and challenging your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can help you feel happier and more peaceful. Join Penny for a dive into Mind Reading and Fortune Telling. After this session you’ll notice this tendency and challenge your thinking!
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: DEALING WITH YOUR ANTS #6: LABELING (JUDGING) YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

January 8, 2021

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 40 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Understanding and challenging your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can help you feel happier and more peaceful. Join Penny for a dive into Labeling (Judging) Yourself and Others. After this session you’ll notice this tendency and challenge your thinking!
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: DEALING WITH YOUR ANTS #5: SHOULD STATEMENTS AND GUILT

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

December 18, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 39 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Understanding and challenging your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can help you feel happier and more peaceful. Join Penny for a dive into Should Statements and Guilt. After this session you’ll notice this tendency and challenge your thinking!

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: DEALING WITH YOUR ANTS #4: EMOTIONAL REASONING

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

December 11, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 38 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Understanding and challenging your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can help you feel happier and more peaceful. Join Penny for a dive into Emotional Reasoning. After this session you’ll notice this tendency and challenge your thinking!

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: DEALING WITH YOUR ANTS #3: DISCOUNTING THE POSITIVES

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

December 4, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 37 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Understanding and challenging your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can help you feel happier and more peaceful. Join Penny for a dive into Discounting the Positives. After this session you’ll notice this tendency and challenge your thinking!

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: DEALING WITH YOUR ANTS #2: OVERGENERALIZING

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

November 27, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 36 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Understanding and challenging your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can help you feel happier and more peaceful. Join Penny for a dive into Overgeneralizing. After this session you’ll notice this tendency and challenge your thinking!

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: DEALING WITH YOUR ANTS #1: ALL-OR-NOTHING (POLARIZED) THINKING

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

November 20, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 35 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Understanding and challenging your Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) can help you feel happier and more peaceful. Join Penny for a dive into All-or-Nothing thinking. After this session, you’ll notice this tendency and challenge your thinking!

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MINDFULNESS: MINDFUL EATING

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

November 13, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 34 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

We often rush through our meals, and eat ‘absently’, without really noticing or enjoying our food. It can lead to overeating and being out of touch with our ‘hunger cues.’ Join Penny and reconnect with the pleasure & joy of eating via this mindfulness exercise. BRING a small amount of food and be ready to experience it in a new way.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: LIVING WITH UNCERTAINTY

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

November 6, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 33 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

We are living in a time of great uncertainty, but our minds naturally want answers. When will the Covid pandemic be over? Will political divisions ever heal? Why is all of this happening? Practice with Penny to find more peace within, so you can live more peacefully with all of this uncertainty part 33 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series. We are living in a time of great uncertainty, but our minds naturally want answers. When will the Covid pandemic be over? Will political divisions ever heal? Why is all of this happening? Practice with Penny to find more peace within, so you can live more peacefully with all of this uncertainty.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: SEEING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN YOUR THOUGHTS, EMOTIONS, AND BEHAVIORS

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

October 30, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 32 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Though we don’t need to figure out which comes first, it’s super helpful to raise our awareness of the interconnectedness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: UNDERSTANDING AND CHANGING ANTS!

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

October 23, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 31 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Understanding and Changing ANTS - Automatic Negative Thoughts!

To watch this program on Youtube, click HERE

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MINDFULNESS: A VERY BASIC FOCUS ON THE BREATH

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

October 16, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 30 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Let’s get back to the basics: focusing on the breath as a pathway to present moment awareness.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: MINDFUL BODY SCAN FOR SLEEP

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

October 9, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 29 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

A valuable tool any time of day: Mindful Body Scan. A quick scan at work helps you recognize and release tension, a longer scan in bed has the added benefit of occupying your mind and helping you gently release worries and concerns. Try it now, whether seated or lying down, and you’ll want to try it again tonight once you’re in bed.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: WALKING THROUGH A FAVORITE HOME

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

October 2, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 28 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

 

We can access peace by returning to our memories of a peaceful place. In this mindfulness session, Penny will help you connect with a Favorite Home, possibly from your childhood, and spend time walking through the rooms.

To watch this program on Youtube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: MOUNTAIN MEDITATION

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

September 25, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 27 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

 

Mountains are majestic and able to withstand centuries of stormy weather. Though the seasons change, and the weather changes, the mountain remains strong and stable. In this mindfulness session, Penny will help you recognize the strength and stability within yourself, even when your internal 'weather' (aka emotions) shift

To watch this program on Youtube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: RELEASING REGRET ABOUT. . . (SPECIFIC THINGS)

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

September 18, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 26 of our"Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

"I do have regrets, but I’d like to make peace with them.”  In this mindfulness session, Penny will help you see your past ‘failures’ through the lenses of acceptance and learning.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: RELEASING WORRIES ABOUT. . . (SO MANY THINGS)

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

September 11, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 25 of our"Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

“People tell me not to worry so much, but I don’t know how!”  In this mindfulness session, you will learn how to drop your worries, as the leaves drop from trees in the fall.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: BREATHE YOUR WAY TO MINDFULNESS

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

September 4, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 24 of our"Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Though the surface of a lake can be turbulent, the water down below is calm and serene. In this mindfulness session, Penny will guide your imagination towards a beautiful lake with a sometimes calm and sometimes choppy surface.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: giving yourself compassion for failures and mistakes

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

August 28, 2020 

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 23 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

Most of us struggle with an inner sense of inadequacy and a frustration at self for not doing better. We ‘should’ ourselves: “I should be better,” “I should have done that differently.” In today’s mindfulness session, Penny will guide you towards compassion for yourself and less self judgement.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: BREATHE YOUR WAY TO MINDFULNESS

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

August 21, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 22 of our "Practicing Meditation through Mindfulness" series.

B R E A T H E your way to mindfulness, as you will practice different approaches to breathing, so you can identify your favorite. These breathing exercises will include: 4-7-8 breathing, abdominal breathing, alternate nostril breathing and more!

For more information, click the links below.

 

4-7-8 breathing: https://www.cordem.org/globalassets/files/academic-assembly/2017-aa/handouts/day-three/biofeedback-exercises-for-stress-2---fernances-j.pdf

 

Abdominal/Diaphragmatic breathing: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/9445-diaphragmatic-breathing

 

Alternate nostril breathing: 

https://www.doyou.com/a-basic-intro-to-alternate-nostril-breathing/

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: UNDERSTANDING WHAT'S BEHIND YOUR ANGER PART TWO

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

August 14, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 21 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series in exploring Part Two of her popular "Understanding What's Behind Your Anger" mindfulness session.

 

In part one, Penny helped you explore what’s going on in addition to your anger (such as fear, disappointment, sadness. . .) By tuning in, we understand ourselves better, we can learn to ‘respond’ more than ‘react’, and we can communicate more effectively.

To watch this program on Youtube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: GUIDED IMAGERY FOREST WALK

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

August 7, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 21 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

Take an imagined walk in an old-growth forest: It’s a perfect day, the forest is serene, and the sounds, smells and sensations help you to recharge and   r e l a x . . .

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: MINDFULNESS DURING COVID

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

July 31, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 19 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

There are extra challenges to mindfulness during this time of COVID. We are living with more uncertainty and more anxiety/fear. Penny will help you tune into your own wisdom about what helps you feel more centered. We will also practice letting go of and ‘accepting’ the things we can’t control.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

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MINDFULNESS: MINDFUL, PEACEFUL STRETCHING

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

July 24, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 18 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

Nope, this isn’t exercise! Our goal is to use gentle stretching as a pathway to increased mindfulness and relaxation.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

MINDFULNESS: WALKING MINDFULNESS EXERCISE

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

July 17, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 17 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

 

Penny will lead you through a walking mindfulness exercise, also called a ‘walking meditation.’ Mindful walking is the most commonly taught moving practice, and requires no equipment or skills--just a space in which you can take some rather slow steps. Some people prefer to try this practice outside in nature, others walk in a hallway or even in a small room. If you have physical limitations, no worries, Penny will offer a modified practice.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                              

                                     

MINDFULNESS: UNDERSTANDING WHAT'S BEHIND YOUR ANGER

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

July 10, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 16 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

Using mindfulness, Penny will help you explore what’s going on in addition to your anger (such as fear, disappointment, sadness. . .) By tuning in, we understand ourselves better, we can learn to ‘respond’ more than ‘react’, and we can communicate more effectively.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                  

MINDFULNESS: GUIDED BEACH IMAGERY

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

July 3, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 15 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

Penny guides you in using your imagination to place yourself on a beautiful, and relaxing beach: The perfect temperature, the sounds you love, the smells and sensations that help you to    r-e-l-e-a-s-e   tension. . .

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

MINDFULNESS: S.T.O.P. AND TAKE A PAUSE

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

June 26, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 14 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

Penny teaches you how to pause during the day, so you won't feel as stressed or reactive by the end of the day!

Stand

Tune in

Observe

Ponder Possibilities

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

MINDFULNESS: TAPPING ON STRESS

Penny Mechley Porter, NCC, LPC

June 19, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 13 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focused on 1) EFT/Tapping on Stress 2) Releasing Stress with the Breath.

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

MINDFULNESS: NOTICING EMOTIONS AND BREATH

Penny Mechley Porter, NCC, LPC

June 12, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 12 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focused on 1) Noticing Emotions and 2) Breath Awareness.
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

MINDFULNESS: TENSION RELEASE AND GARDEN GUIDED IMAGERY

Penny Mechley Porter, NCC, LPC

June 5, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 11 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focused on 1) Tense and Release and 2) Garden Guided Imagery.
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

MINDFULNESS: MINDFUL STRETCHING

Penny Mechley Porter, NCC, LPC

May 29, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 10 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focused on 1) Mindful Stretching and 2) Meditating on a Word.
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MINDFULNESS: PASSING THOUGHTS AND MINDFUL MOMENTS

Penny Mechley Porter, NCC, LPC

May 15, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 9 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focus on 1) Allowing thoughts to pass through and 2) Choosing mindful moments during the day.
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

MINDFULNESS: FIRST SIP, FIRST BITE

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

May 15, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 8 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program is a follow-up by popular demand from previous Friday lectures and will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focused on 1) First Sip, First Bite and 2) "It shouldn't be this way" Release.
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.
To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MINDFULNESS for kids

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

May 5, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 7 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program is a follow-up by popular demand from previous Friday lectures and will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focused mindfulness for kids: 1) Relax with a Lemon, Cat, Turtle... 2) 5 finger breathing

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MINDFULNESS: SQUEEZING OUT STRESS

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

May 1, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 6 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program is a follow-up by popular demand from previous Friday lectures and will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focus on 1) squeezing out stress and 2) observing self as a part of the wider world.

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

MINDFULNESS:EMOTIONS OF THE BODY

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

April 24, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 5 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program is a follow-up by popular demand from previous Friday lectures and will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focus on feeling emotions of the body and appreciation towards the body. 

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MINDFULNESS: MINDFUL BODY SCAN

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

May 17, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 4 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program is a follow-up by popular demand from previous Friday lectures and will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focused on mindful body scans with release and a loving kindness meditation. 

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

MINDFULNESS: SNOW GLOBE OF THE MIND

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

May 10, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 3 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program is a follow-up by popular demand from previous Friday lectures and will walk viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness. During this mediation, we focused on mindful body scans and calming the "snow globe" of one's mind. 

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

PRACTICING MEDITATION THROUGH MINDFULNESS: Learning what to let go of

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

May 3, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 2 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series..

This program taught viewers different meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, nonjudgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your Awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

PRACTICING MEDITATION THROUGH MINDFULNESS - PART ONE

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

March 27, 2020

Watch as Penny Mechley-Porter of Thrive Therapy Space guides you through part 1 of our "Practicing Meditation though Mindfulness" series.

This program, livestreamed on Facebook on March 27, 2020, is a follow-up by popular demand from the lecture on March 20 and walked viewers through some meditation exercises that they can then implement in their everyday lives to promote mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.

To watch this program on YouTube, click HERE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING MINDFULNESS: KEEPING CALM AND COPING DURING COVID-19

Penny Mechley-Porter, NCC, LPC

March 20, 2020

This program explains the necessity of staying mindful during these times as well as some mindfulness tips and tricks.

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment. Practicing mindfulness can help you be the most amazing you. How? By helping expand your awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Without self-awareness, we struggle with our actions: getting too angry, procrastination, addictive behaviors, resisting change. By increasing self-awareness, we see our patterns more clearly and can develop skills to address these behaviors.

To watch the program on Youtube, click HERE!