Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are two phrases that have been all the buzz lately. So why are so many people embracing these practices and how can they benefit those in recovery? In a world full of noise and busyness, finding calm and relaxation is important. There are many ways that being more attentive to mindfulness and making a conscious effort to incorporate it into your everyday routine can pay off.
- It allows you to focus and appreciate the present: Mindfulness is about being in the here and now. Stop ruminating about things that happened in the past or what might happen in the future. Focus on living in the present and making the most of the opportunities that are available right now. Pay attention to how you are feeling, your thoughts, and your actions.
- It can alleviate anxiety: Mindfulness empowers you to calm your mind and body. By clearing away negative thoughts and worries, you can feel more relaxed. Anxiety often occurs over things that are unknown or uncontrollable, so gaining control over your thoughts can reduce stress and enable you to approach issues more logically and rationally.
- It can improve memory and concentration: Along the same lines of reducing anxiety, mindfulness can help to improve focus and concentration. Your mind is not swirling with millions of thoughts taking your attention away from what you’re doing.
For those in recovery from addiction, mindfulness can be an effective way of supporting lasting sobriety and reducing risk of relapse. It addresses many of the very issues that can be triggers such as stress or anxiety. It allows people to work through issues and be receptive rather than reactive. By forcing yourself to slow down, you aren’t rushing into rash decisions you may later regret. Seacliff embraces mindfulness, meditation, and other holistic healing modalities to support clients in embracing a more comprehensive approach to recovery and relapse prevention.Are you looking for a comprehensive treatment program that embraces mind, body, and spirit? Contact Seacliff today.