One of the keys to being able to reduce the effects of depression and chronic unhappiness from your life is through mindfulness. Being able to pay attention to the moment and be completely aware of your surroundings.
That is part of the reason why Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy is helpful with giving patients the tools to treat their depression.
In this article, we want to give you a look into how Mindfulness psychotherapy can help.
Understanding Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed by Zindal Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale to help combine the cognitive practices that pyschotherapists were already combined with meditative and attitude based work.
Generally, MCBT programs consist of 8 weekly group sessions, along with a full day class after the 5th week. This way in the midway point of the program, participants can evaluate their success and learn more to make the last half of the sessions even better.
The difference between MBCT and traditional therapies is that much of the work is done outside of the classes. That is because those who use MBCT use guided meditations and other mindfulness exercises in their daily lives.
Henceforth the concept of mindfulness psychotherapy. By working on a daily basis to pay attention to an action, a patient gradually redirects those negative actions towards more productive attitudes and applications.
Core Strategies for Mindfulness Psychotherapy
Mindfulness Meditation– At the heart of this approach is meditation. While meditation sometimes gets slack in the media, it is an amazing tool for anyone who wants to calm their mind and center themselves.
That is because in our crazy, 24/7 technological on the go society, we sometimes do not get to shut off throughout the day. That is why mindfulness meditation is so valuable.
It is your time in the day to close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and center yourself. For those who struggle with emotions it is a way to find peace.
Finally, it can useful when you run into situations that are stressful.
Daily Mindfulness– Mindfulness can be used anywhere. When you are in a fight with your spouse, on the train near that annoying person who will just not leave you alone, or at work when your boss tells you to do something you really dislike.
The beauty of mindfulness is that you are not only aware of the situation, but also what you say and do in any circumstance. This makes you more aware of your actions, and helps to reduce the ones that cause the most pain to others and yourself.
Yoga- Yoga is an amazing exercise for those looking to practice mindfulness. It combines physical activity with a deep breath that helps ensure people are aware of their every action and what is around them.
The physical postures work your body, so you can feel at pique conditioning. Then the breathing has similar effects to the meditation on your mind.
If you are interested in learning more about how Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy can work for you, we recommend that you contact us at 847-824-8366 to take control of your emotions today.