Counseling & Stress Reduction

Counseling & Stress Reduction

There are lots of ups and downs in life… twists…and turns. Some people choose to navigate difficulties alone. However, you are likely reading this because you are tired of doing it all by yourself. You’re thinking about a little help and support. Reaching for help is a wise thing.

Jim Hughes has over 25 years experience as a Specialty Clinician and is a former faculty member of the UMASS STRESS REDUCTION CLINIC that was featured on Bill Moyers Healing and the Mind.

Jim utilizes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, yoga, diet, journaling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and evidence based interventions in individual and group sessions to help people.

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Counseling, Therapy & Stress Reduction

Mindfulness is the greatest short cut i know to health and wellbeing. Check out this introductory video and sign up for email updates and practices that can help you live an abundant healthy life.

Short-cut to Health. What I actually do!

Take a short-cut. See exactly what YOU CAN DO that will help you! We are eating delicious foods in a specific way that lowers A1C Blood Sugar, reduces inflammation, resets us, and improves health.

Wellness: Intention, Water, Food, Sun

Aside from Mindfulness, a little knowledge about Bio-Physics can go a long way in improving your health, wellness, and longevity. Jim is working outside in this video. WHy? See THE LIGHT for yourself in this brief video.


When to look for help

Looking for help is the same idea as simply making a connection. a hug from a friend. or just a walk. or a quiet moment of tea can go a long ways to help us get through lifes up and downs. just like the weather changing from time to time, our inner “Landscape” and moods can also change. The seasons of our life change. Our body chemistry is always changing. In fact, there is nothing we can point to that is not in a process of change. It is super healthy to ask and reach for help. why would we try to navigate through life alone? a professionally trained therapist with lots of real-life experience is like having someone really in your corner looking out for you, offering a new perspective, or providing precise support exactly where it is needed and when. Your life is like an organic garden. An amazingly beautiful place. ask for help when your really want to go to work and take care of your incredible garden. Call for a consult. If we cant help you we will help you find someone who can. Asking and Reaching for help is a good thing. It is a sign of your innate health.


Start every day with mindfulness

Mindfulness is the very best short-cut that we know of here. Jim is fortunate to have worked at the UMASS Stress Reduction Clinic and was witness to some amazing transformation. There is a lot of great research on this simple but power daily practice. As it turns out, focusing on breathing in a quiet place and just watching the mind move here and there while staying, or at least returning to being present and still, helps reduce out stress level. partly, that means we reduce our cortisol levels and that right there is a big factor in improving our health and wellbeing and longevity


How nutrition impacts your health

The Thoughts we think, The Intentions we form, The Air we breath, the Sunlight we see, the Water we drink, the Food we eat, and the Company we keep, forms the basis of our lives. ALL THESE ELEMENTS ARE IMPORTANT. We are interested here in evidence based research that guides our maximum health and wellbeing. Our method wraps around MINDFULNESS MEDITATION AND YOGA and the concept of using food as medicine and EATING CLOSER TO THE SUN.

Get involved in our individual, group, and virtual support and walk with us side by side on this journey. Our DNA is like tiny switches. Let’s flip some LIFE GIVING SWITCHES by paying attention and making good decisions about what we put in our mouths and our minds.