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From Behind the Iron Curtain to Mindful Therapist & Entrepreneur
Episode 301st February 2024 • The Mindful Coach Podcast • Brett Hill
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In this episode:

  • Ilona Phillips' journey behind the Iron Curtain to leader Lotus Consulting
  • Explore the profound impact of COVID-19 on mental health.
  • Master the art of incorporating mindfulness in therapy sessions.
  • Discover transformative mindful eating exercises for eating disorders.
  • Embrace the powerful impact of mindfulness in daily life.

My special guest is Ilona Phillips

Ilona Phillips, the compassionate founder of Lotus Consulting, is a seasoned therapist with a remarkable journey from a small town behind the Iron Curtain to building a thriving group practice of 30 professionals. Specializing in mindfulness, her commitment to underserved populations and holistic healing shines through her work. With a deep understanding of the power of mindfulness in therapy, Ilona's personal experiences and dedication to integrating mindfulness into her practice make her an invaluable guest. Her expertise and insights are sure to resonate with therapists and coaches, offering valuable perspectives to enhance therapeutic presence and elevate client outcomes.

Her is one of remarkable resilience and tenacity. From her early years within the restricted environment of Eastern Europe to forging a career as a distinguished therapist and mindfulness coach in the United States, Ilona's story is a testament to her determination. Her unique upbringing and personal experiences shaped her professional focus, allowing her to connect deeply with her clientele as she navigates the complexities of mental health and emotional well-being.

Now, she specializes in eating disorders and leads Lotus Consulting, a practice of 30 mental health professionals in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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