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Hi, my name is Matt Bruno and I'd like to welcome you to Insightful Space.

For the first thirty plus years of my life I had been, for the most part, unconsciously shaped and colored by my environments, relationships and conditioning.  I often had the feeling that I didn't quite fit in and that I was different. I'd best describe it as a nagging undercurrent of restlessness with convention.  Although I tried again and again to conform to a "normal" way of life, I always seemed to end up feeling that this just wasn't the right path for me. Throughout this time I experienced struggles with anxiety, chronic pain, self-image and relationship issues. The inability to manage these common human experiences well led me to a place where I was self-medicating excessively and generally unhealthy.

 

Feeling that I had exhausted all of the traditional resources available, I decided to explore and find new ways to manage my life. When I began to practice mindfulness and meditate regularly, things slowly began to change. This work allowed me to notice my relationship with my thoughts, emotions, and body in ways that I never imagined possible. It opened my eyes to the worlds of self-compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, and letting go. It taught me to quiet my mind and connect to a deeper wisdom, one which I've grown to trust and rely on. In addition to this foundational work, I continued to address my health through exercise, nutrition, sleep and talk therapy. With these methods and disciplines in place and in sync, I've found a new sense of clarity, equanimity, simplicity and patience that has allowed me to redevelop an intentional life. 

I am a certified mindfulness and meditation teacher and have spent many years now learning, teaching and applying these principles and practices to promote healing and growth for myself and others.  This includes wellness coaching at a Community Mental Health Center, speaking at engagements to promote life beyond recovery, and working privately with groups and individuals.

 

 

 

"Working with Matt has been one of the most transformative experiences of my life. His guidance sends me back to myself over and over again and through that inner work I have found a solid foundation of self love and compassion. For many years I've been wrapped up in debilitating anxiety. Insightful Space has given me the freedom to live a life that’s inspired, hopeful, calm and true to who I am. Not defined by fear and thought. Matt’s wisdom and encouragement has been a gift to my soul. He gets it."  ~ M.B.