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Personality is an illusion – a very convincing illusion!

Announcement – New Group Starting in January: Perfectionism & Procrastination.

Perfectionism & Procrastination Group Are you someone who: Feels like what you accomplish is never quite good enough? Feels you must give more than 100 percent on everything you do or else you will be mediocre or even a failure? Often puts off turning in papers or projects, waiting to get them just right? If

Tips for mental wellbeing

The secret to mental health is to move our attention from the imagined reality to the simple presence of being here.

An Old Cherokee Tale of Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good.

True Meditation

True meditation is not something we do while sitting on a cushion for “x” minutes a day– true meditation is simply being open to the moment-by-moment experience of being alive. He explains: Meditation is a direct experience of the uninterrupted moment we commonly call the NOW. In true meditation, we are not trying to get

The Container Exercise – For Dealing With Conflict

The Container Exercise: Many years ago, I came across this simple yet powerful exercise for couples or anyone experiencing stress or conflict in a relationship. The greatest gift one human being can give to another is the gift of listening with compassion and without judgment. You don’t have to agree with what they are saying

How To Deal With Stressful Thoughts

Stressful thoughts pop into our awareness every day. For many of us, they tend to be persistent and cause uncomfortable emotions and bodily sensations. We try many methods to deal with these thoughts – we try to suppress them, express them, change them into positive thoughts, deny them, and distract ourselves. We even try to

Three Minute Breathing Space Meditation

Here is a short (3-mins) meditation practice for busy folks. This technique was adopted from the book “Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression”, by Segal et al. You can use this as a coping meditation during times of stress or as a daily practice. Try doing it several times a day. It is a very

You Will Not Find It

If you look for reason, you will not find it. If you look for meaning, you will not find it. Stop! Relax and look for the one who’s looking, you will not find it. A quote from “Dissolved”, by Tarun Sardana.

Mental Well-being and the role of thoughts

In the past 25+ years since I have been practicing as a mental health professional, I have been searching for mental wellness. It occurred to me that perhaps we have been looking in the wrong places for mental well-being. If we pause to reflect, we will notice that we have optimum mental well-being when we

What is Mindful Inquiry?

Mindful Inquiry is about recognizing and removing our perceived obstacles that prevent us from living our lives fully. It is an invitation to identify and gently question those beliefs that stand in the way of our mental health, well-being and happiness. Read more...

Services Offered

I offer psychotherapy, consultation, assessment, and supervision services for various issues, including:

Addictive behaviors
Relationship difficulties
Improving communication
Life transitions
and more...


Anil Coumar, MBBS, MA
4026 NE 55th Street, Suite D
Seattle, WA 98115

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