Try Out Mindfulness Therapy For Peace


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Mindfulness is a state of mind or ability of a person to be fully present in the current situation. The person is aware of where they are and what they are doing and is not overwhelmed by the surroundings. For example, Meditation is a form of mindfulness. That is the mind is fully attentive to one’s surroundings like what’s happening around, what one is doing, where you are moving around. Mindfulness is a tradition followed by Buddhist and Zen people. Mindfulness can be achieved through a short meditation, taking a short pause every day, and yoga or sports.

Facts About Mindfulness

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  • It is not uncertain.
  • To achieve mindfulness there is no need for you to change.
  • It is not a special practice to be added to our daily life.
  • It can transform you into a social phenomenon.
  • Anyone can achieve mindfulness.
  • It is evidence-based therapy.
  • Mindfulness is a way of living.
  • It will create innovative sparks in you.

Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness therapy is also called Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). It is a psychotherapy technique and is usually performed by combining cognitive therapy, meditation, and mindfulness. This therapy was introduced by Zindel Segal, Mark Wiliams, and John Teasdale. They found that combining cognitive therapy and mindfulness will be an effective treatment. This therapy will help you to increase your awareness regarding thoughts, feelings, and actions. 

Techniques in Mindfulness Therapy

  • Meditation

One can do mediation to get aware of one’s surroundings, thoughts, and actions. Through meditation, one can control one’s thoughts, feelings, body, and breathing.

  • Body Scan Exercise

This is an exercise where one is asked to lie down straight and bring concentration to different areas of the body. You can start from your toe and move your attention towards the upper part of the body.

  • Mindfulness Practices

It is a practice of bringing awareness about one’s present situation. It can be achieved through mediation.

  • Mindfulness Stretching

It involves stretching mindfully to bring awareness about both mind and body.

  • Yoga

You can also practice Yoga in MBCT that will help with mindful stretching.

Benefits of Mindfulness Therapy

  • Reduced Rumination

It is proven that laptops will reduce rumination. Additionally, you can also increase your memory capacity and get sustained attention.

  • Stress Reduction

It will also help you in reducing your stress and depression. It will help you in altering affective and cognitive processes That are the major cause of many multiple clinical issues. It will develop positivity within you and help reduce anxiety and negativity. 

  • Boost Memory Power

An additional benefit from mindfulness therapy is that the working memory is highly increased. Also, it will increase self-reported positive affect and decrease self-reported negative affect.

  • Focus

Mindfulness has a positive impact on the focusing capacity of the people. It will help you to suppress your focus on distractive happenings around you. It has a direct relationship with cognitive flexibility and attentional functioning.

  • Decreased Emotional Reactivity

Mindfulness can decrease your emotional reactivity. It will increase your focus on positive emotions and decrease focus on emotionally upsetting happenings.

Conclusion

Thus to increase one’s self-attention one can practice mindfulness therapy. This can be achieved through self-practice or can be done with the help of a therapist. Mindfulness will let you understand what you are, who you are, and where you are.

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