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By Ryan Terry, M.S. LMHC
Beaches Recovery Services, LLC
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, defines “mindfulness” as, “…paying attention, on purpose, in a particular way, to the present moment, non-judgmentally.” Mindfulness-based treatment teaches a state of being where thought is present, but instead of it being our sole driving force, it becomes just a piece of the tapestry.
At Beaches Recovery, we specialize in progressive and evidence-based treatment programs, providing the full continuum of care through a comprehensive, holistic system including:
In keeping with our philosophy of strengthening the physical, spiritual and mental health of our clients in a welcoming recovery community, we also offer therapeutic applications, including:
Let’s focus more on mindfulness-based treatment and how its application during the recovery process can be beneficial.
Many times, we create stress and anxiety in our lives when we focus on the future or linger in the depression of our pasts. When we do this, it often leads to a great deal of suffering. In fact, much of addiction boils down to self-medicating because we aren’t equipped to handle certain emotions without qualified help.
The mindfulness approach utilizes one’s awareness in a way that is often much different than we typically employ. Thought and reasoning are still important; however, if left unchecked, we feel immense stress by not connecting with the present moment and all its gifts. Sometimes, we believe our thoughts as truth, and this isn’t effective for healing. Thinking isn’t the problem: not “being” is.
Recently, the neuroscientific community has recognized mindfulness practices, including their benefits over time and their subsequent health effects. Practicing mindfulness has shown to improve one’s sense of peace and happiness, their immune system, and even brain function.
Check out this short video to see how meditation (a mindfulness activity) affects everything from brain health to the body’s ability to fight off illness.
To request these sub-specialties, please discuss the following options with your admission specialist:
Explore mindfulness-based treatment practices with us at Beaches Recovery. Admissions counselors are standing by to discuss all of your options. Call us now at 866-605-0532.