One-On-One Sessions Blending the Western Psychological Approach with the Non-Dual Hridaya Yoga Perspective

Hridaya Yoga aspires to create the best conditions for people to reveal their True Nature, the Spiritual Heart. As part of providing support during the spiritual journey, we offer one-on-one psychological therapy sessions. These sessions utilize the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices from Western Psychology approached from the Hridaya perspective. Indeed, Western Psychology is now at the point where it is not such a huge leap to incorporate the non-dual teachings. Mindfulness-based approaches recognize the deeper aspects of the being and compassion-focused therapy brings in the transcendental qualities of the Self.

Hridaya teacher and clinical psychologist Naomi White accesses the wisdom of the non-dual teachings and applies her background in theory, research, and practice to offer these sessions from the Heart. She creates an open, supportive, and loving environment in which to explore difficulties, traumas, stuck places, and blind spots in order to heal and transcend them. This approach supports the spiritual journey, as challenges can often be blessings in disguise—offering opportunities for profound growth and deep intimacy with the Self.

Psychological Therapy

Naomi’s psychological work is based on a cognitive-behavioral-systems and mindfulness framework couched in a non-dual perspective. Therapies drawn on include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Schema Therapy. Naomi also offers contemplative practices and yoga techniques. Sessions are tailored to the individual from a holistic, person-centered, solutions-focused approach.

Naomi does not prescribe psychotropic medications, but understands how they work and their role in treatment. She is able to work with people who are taking medication, reducing their dosage, or coming off medication altogether.

Some issues that can be addressed in one-on-one sessions include:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety, panic, phobias, and fears (including fear of illness and death)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body image
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Difficulties with emotional intensity
  • Difficult relationships with food and eating
  • Eating disorders
  • Feeling stuck in the past, unable to move forward
  • Grief and loss
  • Perfectionism
  • Persistent and difficult-to-transcend ego patterns (in both mind and behavior)
  • Personality disorders
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-acceptance, self-esteem, self-compassion, and self-confidence
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Social anxiety/phobia
  • Trauma (including adult and childhood sexual abuse)

Note that this list is not exhaustive. We will likely be able to address any psychological issues that arise.

Leader: Naomi White
Office Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Note that these hours may vary depending on the school schedule.

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To make an appointment, please ask the kiosk for directions to the counseling cabaña.
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