Mindfulness Coaching Specialist

Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine

Wellness Center located in Ridgewood, NJ

Your mind is a powerful tool that can affect your health negatively or positively. To optimize health and wellness, Amita Kalia, MD, and the professional team at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine offer mindfulness coaching to help you stay in the present moment and improve your physical and emotional health. To schedule a consultation to learn more about the many benefits of mindfulness, call the office in Ridgewood, New Jersey, or book an appointment through the online tool.

Mindfulness Coaching Q & A

What is mindfulness?

Life is busy, and multitasking is often necessary to fit in all your daily responsibilities. Unfortunately, when your mind and body are scattered in many directions at the same time, you lose your connection with the present. When you aren’t fully connected with the present, your mind may drift and focus on things that may affect your emotional or physical health.


Mindfulness is a practice that keeps you in the present without judgment. 

What are the benefits of mindfulness?

Mindfulness benefits your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental wellbeing. Participation in mindfulness coaching may improve your:

Overall wellbeing

Living in the present improves your overall wellbeing by helping you savor the moment and be more engaged in your activities. It also improves your ability to manage stressful events and may prevent you from getting caught up in things that happened in the past or things that may or may not happen in the future.

Physical health

Mindfulness offers many benefits to your physical health. In addition to reducing your stress levels, mindfulness may lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and alleviate pain. 

Mental health

Mindfulness is also beneficial for mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. 

Am I a good candidate for mindfulness coaching?

Everyone can benefit from mindfulness. The team at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine determines if you would benefit from mindfulness coaching after a consultation. The team of professionals may add mindfulness coaching to your functional medicine, weight loss, or stress management treatment plan. 

What happens during mindfulness coaching?

The specifics of your mindfulness coaching may depend on your individualized health and wellness needs. The team works closely with you to help you find the best method for cultivating your mindfulness, which may include:


  • Meditation
  • Focusing on body sensations
  • Paying more attention to your senses
  • Accepting your present emotions without judgement
  • Understanding and coping with your cravings
  • Self Compassion
  • Love and Kindness


The goal of your mindfulness coaching is to help you achieve a state of focused relaxation that brings your mind back to the present moment. 


Mindfulness may be an innate human ability, but it often requires cultivation to master. To learn more about mindfulness coaching at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine, contact the office by phone or online today.