March Newsletter

Office Address
2295 S. Hiawassee Rd, Suite 309
Orlando, FL 32835
Phone: 407-278-1598


Dr. Darlene Treese
PO Box 547
Windermere, FL 34786
Cell/Text (480) 296-3358

Three Things To Know About Mindfulness

"I'm pretty much done with mindfulness. I'm just going to start paying attention." --Gina Barreca

Have you noticed what's at the top of best seller lists and at the checkout counter of most grocery stores? It's adult coloring books! As we've become more focused on increasing productivity, multi-tasking and goal achievement, our minds and bodies have suffered from the constant fatigue, crankiness and feeling overwhelmed. Becoming mindful is much more than coloring - but it is a good start to paying attention to the moment. In addition to a daily meditation and mind clearing process, here are some Zen practices that you can easily bring into your day to achieve more happiness, contentment, focus, creativity, problem solving, well-being and yes - achievement.

  • Take your mind for a walk. Mindfulness isn't about what you're doing but how you're doing it. Bring your attention to the present moment. Notice that your body is breathing and air is flowing in and out without your demands that it happen. Using all of your senses look around and take it all in - the colors, the textures, the scents, the sensations of a breeze against your skin and the smallest of sounds. When you focus your attention, you find that nothing that we judge as ordinary really is. It's not uncommon at times like this for your mind to wander and gain insights as you disengage from the need to control and make things happen your way.

  • Society tells us that you must be busy to be important and that more is always better. Reality says something quite different. A person who single tasks rather than switches back and forth between many things is less tired, more efficient and makes fewer errors. There is no need to race against the clock when you're free from distractions. If we compare ourselves to others and pursue more money just to buy more stuff, we find dissatisfaction with what we've just achieved because there is always more that could be better - and our ego is never satisfied. If we step back from that vicious cycle, we often notice with gratitude that we already have enough and our intuition guides us to pursue what's really important to us rather than what will impress others.

  • Know that it's OK to feel uncomfortable. The fear of discomfort causes us to stay in old habits because it's easier to remain in the known and predictable than try the unknown and unpredictable. Start with little things and expand your comfort zone. When you first try to do something uncomfortable, notice your resistance and be curious about it. Watch your resistance to things and people that annoy you. Too often we stay stuck in our old ways and think we know how things and people should be. Instead, let go of what you think you know. When starting anything new, embrace the unknown with a sense of curiosity and be OK with not knowing. In this way, the fear of failing gives way to the joy of discovering an expanded life on the leading edge. And isn't that where you really wanted to be!

Need some help to break old habits and routines or to let go of self-defeating behaviors and attitudes? Call us at 407-278-1598 or email

Dr. Dar's therapies and techniques help you easily and effortlessly address and release the limiting thoughts and negative beliefs that fill your conscious mind with doubts and fears. She helps you reprogram your subconscious mind as you would reprogram a computer and reboot it with upgraded and bug-free software to run efficiently in all that you wish to accomplish. And she helps you automatically elevate your level of happiness, contentment, confidence, joy and well-being so that you are a perfect match to all you desire and it comes to you easily!

Dr. Darlene Treese, LPC, LMHC, has been in private practice since 1983. She offers sessions at her Orlando office, as well as telephone and email consultations.

The services she offers include premarital and relationship counseling, marriage enrichment, personality tests and couple compatibility inventories, communication and mediation skills, dealing with the hard problems of abuse, addictions and affairs, CSI (couple sensitive individual therapy), Discernment Counseling for couples on the brink of divorce, and surviving divorce and single parenting.

Call her today at 407-278-1598 or email her at or visit her website - Life is too short to be unhappy and the answers and clarity you seek may be only a phone call away.

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Dr. Darlene Treese, LPC, LMHC has been in private practice in hypnosis, counseling and life coaching since 1983. She has been internationally acknowledged for her positive action and solution-based therapies and work with individuals, families, groups and corporations. "A person for the people," Dr. Dar is available to help with your questions and dilemmas through appointments at her Orlando office or email and telephone consultations. Thousands have derived great benefits from Dr. Dar's monthly newspaper columns which are published throughout the country. Her broad and ever-expanding library of hypnosis mp3s, books, webinars and articles are available at her website - They are often just what is needed to give inspiration and guidance to handle a problem situation and move forward in a positive direction easily and effortlessly. The choice is YOURS - The time is NOW. Please forward this article to anyone who may benefit from it!

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