Therapists are integrating present awareness and mindfulness into their practice. Here's why—and how.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a form of therapy that focuses on helping you become more aware of their present moment, and disconnect the mind from worries of the past or future. Mindfulness is a state of being that can be achieved through meditation and other self-care practices to begin reducing the mind full.
Have you ever caught yourself struggling during a meditation to concentrate on your breathing, free yourself of thought, and end up feeling frustrated towards yourself? Mindfulness practice gives you permission to acknowledge and examine your thoughts and emotions as they come without attaching judgment. When you let those thoughts and emotions pass, you return your attention back to your breath.
Mindfulness is shifting away from how things should be, and observing how they really are.
The clinical value of mindfulness therapy has been successfully used for many psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, insomnia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It has shown to help addresses underlying causes of suffering, and serves as an active component in developing inner awareness in psychotherapy. Mindfulness can be combined with a variety of therapeutic approaches such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, humanistic, or any other. It is developed to be personalized and fit your specific need.
This type of intervention can also help to improve overall well-being and quality of life. According to Shakti Therapy & Healing Services, a holistic group practice in Los Angeles, CA, it is important to be patient and to practice regularly in order to see the benefits. Mindfulness therapy can additionally: