Mindfulness Based Therapy

Mindfulness Based Therapy

 

Mindfulness therapy teaches how to focus attention.  By focusing on the present moment we can let go of regrets about the past and worries about the future.  It offers students the ability to pay attention to things like breath, steps when walking, trees and birds or the content of our mind.  As the capacity to pay attention grows, so does the ability to chose where focus will be placed. With practice, students of mindfulness learn to know and understand the content of their minds, unhook from reactivity that comes from intense emotions and resulting regrettable behaviors, and calm themselves by focusing on the body and immediate surroundings.

 

A key component of mindfulness is becoming aware of the inner critic and cultivating non-judgement.  Criticisms of the self and others often lead to difficulty in relationships and challenges with self acceptance. Developing the non-judgemental stance can improve positive experiences, increase one's ability to be compassionate and let go of blaming others for our own suffering. 

 

Even 5 minutes of daily practice can lead to more peaceful feelings, better decision making and more effective behaviors.

 

 

MBT has proven effective with challenges in the following areas:

  •     Anxiety
  •     Depression
  •     ADD/ADHD
  •     PTSD
  •     Addictions
  •     Mood instability
  •     Dissociation
  •     Impulsivity (acting before thinking)
  •     Pain and body discomfort
  •     Relationships
  •     Stress Reduction

 

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