By maintaining a present and accepting perspective, we are often able to let go of the worry that comes with thinking of the past or the future. Mindfulness-based therapy brings forward techniques, like breathwork, body scanning, and meditation, that uncover a newfound awareness and allow for meaningful progress on mental wellness.
One type of mindfulness-based therapy is mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), where a client ties in techniques for stress management alongside mindfulness practices. Clients undergoing MBSR learn to stay present, balanced, and aware, which introduces a positive change in their lives. While MBSR is an evidenced-based treatment for stress-related issues, its effectiveness is evident in a variety of medical and psychological conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, and depression, among others.
Our providers at Downtown Behavioral Wellness incorporate mindfulness-based therapy both as it is an evidence-based and a nonjudgmental practice that helps clients prioritize their mental health.