Mindfulness is the learned practice of being able to reconnect my brain and body through simple observation and awareness. It begins simply by paying attention to the flow of breath in and out of the body and choosing to follow that path to relaxation and the lowering of one’s stress level. Research has shown that the physical, mental and emotional benefits are very real.
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.
What does mindfulness help treat?
- Depression and anxiety
- Addiction issues
- Low mood and negative thoughts
- Body sensations such as weariness and sluggishness or sensory processing problems
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety disorders
- personality disorders
If you can relate to any of the above issues, mindfulness-based therapy may be right for you. Mindfulness is not about controlling our thoughts or emotions. It is about becoming the observer of our thoughts and emotions so that they are no longer controlling us.
Evidence indicates that mindfulness-based therapy may reduce the rate of depressive relapse by 50%, improves blood pressure and other body pain related to stress as well as neuro issues like ADHD and sensory processing.
If you or someone you know may benefit from mindfulness-based therapy, please contact us today for a free consultation. We would be happy to speak with you about how mindfulness practice can help you.