Mindfulness is learning to purposefully focus mind on a something in the present moment without judgement. Opening awareness to both the internal and external world can help process both emotion and thoughts from old patterns of being. Regulating the focus of our attention with openness and acceptance without judgement changes us from the “sleepwalking” mode of being that keeps us in reactivity and doesn’t promote change.
Recent research has shown that people who have been clinically depressed three or more times in their life find that learning mindfulness-based skills help to considerably reduce their chances of depression returning.
Using mindfulness in conjunction with other models of therapy we enhance the ability of being able to create desired change and heal pain.
What can mindful practice help with?
- Depression and anxiety
- Food and eating issues
- Low mood and negative thoughts
- Body sensations such as weariness and sluggishness
If you can relate to any of the above issues, mindfulness-based therapy may be right for you. Mindful practices help people separate themselves from their thoughts and moods and teaches them how to recognize their sense of being. It also aims to give participants the necessary tools to combat depressive symptoms as they arise.
Evidence indicates that mindfulness-based therapy may reduce the rate of depressive relapse by 50%. If you or someone you know may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy, please contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.