Philosophy and Approach to Wellness

At Mindful Wellness Maui, our primary goal is helping you learn how to liberate yourself from unhelpful, inaccurate thoughts and worries so that you can live the life you want to live, not the one your brain is haphazardly creating for you.  In doing so, we help you retrain your brain so that it works for you, rather than against you.

Under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Gladding, a board-certified, UCLA-trained neuroplasticity and mindfulness expert and co-author of the book You Are Not Your Brain, Mindful Wellness Maui focuses on a whole-person approach to health.  By emphasizing mindfulness as a way to identify and define your True Self, including identifying your priorities, what is meaningful to you, what serves you well and what no longer serves you, we help you to align your actions, thoughts, feelings and habits with the path you genuinely want to take in life.  Ultimately, you learn how to see things clearly, without the distorted lens of deceptive brain messages, and focus your attention on what matters to you throughout your day.

Believing that your physical health and environment are equally important in contributing to your wellbeing, we also assess your exercise patterns, nutritional status, diet, any supplements you take, how often you immerse yourself in nature, your social supports, your self-care regimen and more.  We offer optional biochemical and genetic testing aimed at identifying and correcting any known biochemical imbalances that may impact mood (such as copper/zinc, thyroid, methylation status/MTHFR gene mutation and more).

Ideally, this process results in you living life with few or potentially no medications* and without  intoxicating substances being used on a regular basis to specifically regulate mood or anxiety.

We work with patients in a variety of ways and always aim to collaborate with other colleagues whenever possible, including Primary Care Providers and Therapists.  Please click on the provider link or visit the About page for more details on the various options for wellness evaluation and care we provide.

We invite you to read through our site to learn more about our approach to wellness and how we can work with you to achieve your goals.

* Please note: There are situations where psychiatric medications are needed lifelong, such as bipolar disorder, psychosis, recurrent suicide thoughts or severe depressions. Never stop psychiatric medications abruptly and always consult a physician if you are planning to change your regimen in any way *