We designed our mindfulness therapy program to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression, addiction, anxiety, chronic unhappiness, and other mental conditions. It can also help you if you have physical problems that are causing or are caused by mental health issues. The practice combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.
The goal of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is to help clients build a life that they experience as worth living. In DBT, the client and the therapist work together to set goals that are meaningful to the client. Often this means they work on ways to decrease harmful behaviors and replace them with effective, life-enhancing behaviors.
What Mindfulness Meditation Is
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment. The practice also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them — without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. For individuals working through substance use disorder, this process affords them the skills to take responsibility for their actions. At the same time, clients discover the techniques to accept how they are suffering from the disease of addiction and cope. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
As a therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction or MBSR is clinically proven to treat:
- Chronic pain
Also, mindfulness meditation therapy is easily tailored to an individual’s unique needs. Because every individual has a unique set of issues, our mindfulness therapy program works to avoid the one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, our program strives to give clients a solid foundation that can be shared but remain individualized. IN this way, individuals discover new approaches to their issues while coming to understand the unique needs of others. The practice widens a client’s perspective allowing them to have more flexibility when inevitably confronted with obstacles to their mental health or challenges to their recovery.
Therapies for mindfulness can include meditation, breathing exercises, physical movement, verbal cues, guided imagery and more. What matters most during this process is how clients choose to focus. There is a variety of ways an individual can train their focus. In the mindfulness therapy program, we work to help clients discover the methods which best suits them. The purpose of mindfulness is to connect an individual’s thoughts and feelings with the immediate world around them. Thus, individuals are more present and able to respond to others and events with more control and certainty. When in the process of recovery from substance abuse, being present to the activities around you and the needs of others is important. It reduces the likelihood of relapse giving clients more awareness of the dangers around them.