Mindfulness practice is a growing trend in behavioral therapy. Studies show that mindfulness practice in therapy has significant benefits to both the client and the therapist. Mindfulness in therapy was first introduced in the 1980s. The first mindfulness therapies to be introduced into psychotherapy were mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
Mindfulness counseling is effective in treating a variety of mental and physical health problems such as cancer, chronic pain, sleep disturbances, anxiety, substance-related disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
By working with mindfulness therapists at Thriveworks Tucson East, you will gain insights on the relationship between stress triggers, beliefs and thoughts, feelings, as well as behaviors. Gaining that awareness will enable you to recognize and change patterns that do not benefit you.
Discover a better version of yourself through mindfulness therapy. Mindfulness Therapists at Thriveworks Tucson East will provide you with the techniques to engage in mindfulness more and more in your life, leading you to engage more in your life. Call us today to schedule your appointment at (520) 827-6372.
What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness refers to the non-judgmental practice of giving full attention to your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations in the present moment. It is a process that involves generating a pause and an awareness so that you can identify and accept your thoughts, feelings and emotions without reacting or losing control.
In other words, mindfulness is being present in the here and now, experiencing all the senses in the present moment. It does not involve thinking about past experiences, or thinking ahead into the future, but appreciating the now.
Why Is Self-Compassion Important in Mindfulness Practice?
Self-compassion is a critical part of mindfulness. It fosters emotional resilience. It helps you to respond to your difficult or complicated thoughts, feelings and senses with kindness, consideration and understanding.
Do I Need Mindfulness Counseling?
Mindfulness counseling at Thriveworks Tucson East can address various mental health problems, among other issues. Below are signs that you may benefit from speaking to a mindfulness therapist.
- You have symptoms of depression
- You have anxiety
- You feel stressed
- You have poor communication skills
- You have difficulty concentrating /inattentiveness
- You have sleep problems
- You feel discontent with your current life situation
- You want to increase or develop self compassion
- You want to increase your self awareness
- You want to develop ability to cope with life changes
- You want to develop capacity for healing
- You want better attention skills and ability to focus
- You want better relationships at work, school, and home
What Can I Expect During Mindfulness Counseling?
Your counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Tucson East will engage you in intensive mindful sessions that offer you the ability to learn something new every session, about yourself and your life. The sessions will address the most pertinent issues in your life and how you meet those issues. It is important to note that much of the healing will take place outside the therapy room. In other words, you will consciously notice meaningful changes in your awareness as you practice mindfulness and meditation on your own throughout your daily life.
Mindfulness counseling will help you discover your full and true potential, which will help you live the kind of life you want. While your counselor at Thriveworks Tucson East may not be able to change things that happened to you in the past, he or she will work with you to help you understand those past experiences, and how they influence your life today.
Your counselor will implement various mindfulness-based counseling techniques to help you understand deep-rooted negative perceptions and behaviors that might be preventing you from living a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
How Do I Become More Mindful?
You can improve your mindfulness skills and meditation practice by:
- Breathing deeply on a regular basis
- Having phone free days or hours
- Making use of your body in healthy ways such as jogging, exercising, yoga, or simply stretching.
- Gratitude journaling
- Guided imagery
- Body scans
How Do I Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Tucson East
Mindfulness counseling at Thriveworks Tucson East aims at helping everyone, in our revved-up world full of distractions, everyone can continue to benefit from a practice of mindfulness. By working with a counselor, you will learn to develop more awareness of how your mental habits exacerbate mental health problems such as depression, stress, fear, anxiety and even addiction.
Mindfulness counseling will help you understand the relationship between your physical problems and mental health issues. If you are looking to move your life in a new direction, mindfulness counseling, which is offered in a safe and non-judgmental space, will help you explore the endless possibilities of what you and your life can become.
You can schedule an appointment with a counselor at Thriveworks Tucson East by scheduling online or by contacting us at (520) 827-6372. We offer early morning, daytime, and evening sessions, as well as weekend sessions depending on your availability.