Searcy, AR Counseling
Laurie Swain LCSW
Laurie Swain, LCSW, CC provides comfortable and confidential psychotherapy, life coaching and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs for adults in Searcy, Arkansas. Laurie specializes in navigating life transitions; coping with anxiety, mood instability, depression, grief or overwhelming stress; and working with those interested in personal or spiritual growth.
- Individual counseling
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Day-long mindfulness meditation retreats
- Guided relaxation and imagery sessions
- Life coaching
What is MBSR?
The Stress Reduction Program was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since its inception in 1979, MBSR has evolved into a common form of complementary medicine addressing a variety of health problems. Founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, Decades of published research indicate that the majority of people who complete the course report lasting decrease in psychological and physical symptoms, an increased ability to relax, reduction in pain levels and enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away, greater energy and enthusiasm and improved self esteem.
This course consists of eight 2.5 hour weekly classes and one day-long class on a Saturday. There are also home practice assignments for 45-60 minutes per day. This highly participatory, practical course includes:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
- Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
- Individually tailored instruction
- Home practice CD and manual
Laurie Swain is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and a Certified Life Purpose Coach. A 1998 graduate of University of Arkansas School of Social Work, she has over a decade of direct practice experience. Laurie has completed over 200 hours of training in MBSR and is engaged in a formal certification process with the Center For Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Call Laurie Swain LCSW today at 501-305-4068.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Medicare, some private insurance plans including BCBS, QualChoice, Value Options, and Magellan