“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you
cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for
life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.”
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
HOW CAN MINDFULNESS-BASED INTERVENTIONS HELP?
Mindfulness can be of great benefit to people of all ages. Research has found regular mindfulness practice supports psychological therapy over time. Mindfulness-based interventions can be used for symptoms of stress, anxiety, physical pain and several other concerns.
Mindfulness help us at all ages to develop balance & awareness so that our daily functioning can feel different. This is particularly true for anyone under stress. Mindfulness is usefulness in everyday life for different ages & topics. It can add to our resilience & factors that buffer us! It will be a pleasure to work with you & to share the gift of Mindfulness with you.
MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES USED IN THERAPY
Mindfulness-based therapy uses mindfulness meditation. During mindfulness meditation, therapist guides the client or group in therapy to direct their focus on the present moment. The participants are trained to zone in on a particular phenomenon. If the participants become aware that their thoughts are drifting away from the present, they are encouraged to take notice of where they are and what they are doing before bringing their attention back to the present moment, without reacting or judging themselves. The therapist can help those in treatment understand and address emotions and physical sensations associated with thoughts.
As mindfulness practices develop, clients can integrate mindfulness into their daily lives. Mindfulness can be helpful modulating emotions and thoughts in everyday experiences. Verbal cues help the client maintain awareness moment to moment. Breathing exercises, body scan meditations, and guided imagery can also be practiced. This continuation of the therapeutic process allows the individual to observe, explore, and experience mindfulness in a non-clinical environment and later examine, in session, the effects and obstacles encountered during daily life. The combined observations and examination can often become a catalyst for change.