Meditation and Mindfulness
Tap into the present moment.
Meditation is an ancient practice that dates back to as far as 5,000 BCE. There are various meditation techniques, such as visualization, focusing on breath, body scans, and more that can be used to center and tap into the present moment. Different from meditation, mindfulness is a quality that can be brought into every day tasks such as eating, walking, doing dishes, etc. Mindfulness involves intentional attention to what is happening in the moment.
The benefits of meditation and mindfulness
Being able to bring yourself into the present moment is a phenomenal skill that helps reduce stress, anxiety, pain, and depression. Additionally, it expands your capacity to take in the good in your life as you are able to observe and breakthrough thought patterns that often focus on what is lacking. Meditation and mindfulness help reduce risk of relapse and help clients attain long-term recovery by:
Increase ability to be present
Decrease stress and anxiety