Life brings us experiences which cause us stress, stretch our capacity to cope. We respond with depression and anxiety. We resort to ineffective behaviors such as substance use, attempting to maintain our stability. The impact on us can be devastating and we can spiral out of control, often resulting in a disruption in our relationships, ability to work, ability to manage tasks and affairs and our ability to find satisfaction or meaning in our lives. Using mindfulness based approaches and Internal Family Systems to remove blocking emotions and beliefs can help find balance and promote healing.