Mindfulness has become a buzzword used in many different contexts recently. But it is more than that: for those looking for support with mental health challenges, such as depression and anxiety, mindfulness counseling is a powerful technique to help you feel better.
What is Mindfulness Counseling or Psychotherapy?
As we go through our daily lives, we complete many tasks automatically – check our phones, turn on the coffeemaker, and wake up the kids. All these are things we do without thinking about them. We are completing them mindlessly. Our thoughts may be elsewhere, or we may not even be aware of what we are thinking about.
Mindfulness aims to change that type of unconscious behavior. Mindfulness therapy intends to bring our thoughts back to the current moment and connect us with what we are doing right now, the thoughts that are in our heads, and the emotions we are feeling. The goal is to experience these without judgment or negative thoughts.
Instead, mindfulness therapy helps highlight negative thought patterns and actions that may lead to the development of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety.
How Can Mindfulness Counseling Help?
Like other forms of psychotherapy, mindfulness therapy is a type of talk therapy. Research has shown that this form of counseling is highly effective in treating depression and preventing depressive relapses.
Mindfulness counseling can also help manage anxiety. As you are becoming more aware of behaviors and thought patterns that may lead to unnecessary feelings of anxiety, you develop the ability to bring your mind back to the current moment instead of becoming overwhelmed.
Our team at A Caring Approach uses mindfulness therapy successfully for a wide range of clients. If you believe this approach to psychotherapy could help you, do not hesitate to reach out to us.