Mindfulness is a state of being fully aware of the present moment. This practice can help you feel relaxed and less anxious. There are so many things going on in our lives at once that we find ourselves constantly worrying or planning what is to come next. Mindfulness helps teach you to slow things down and live in the moment.
Q: How is mindfulness used in therapy?
- Mindfulness practices can be tailored to fit into any therapy session based on the individual client’s needs.
Q: What is the goal of practicing mindfulness?
- It has been shown to help decrease worries, concentrate better, and increase your overall well-being.
Q: How can I start practicing mindfulness on my own now?
- Join a yoga class
- Listen to guided meditations (there are free podcasts and youtube videos) -link to references page
- Take 5 minutes to notice what is around you in this moment (What are 5 things you see? What do you smell? What do you hear? What do you taste? How do you physically feel?)