Mindfulness is a foundational component in our treatment programs as well as our clinical culture and is incorporated into individual sessions and group therapies as well as our clinical training practices. In our commitment to provide opportunities for further mindfulness practice we also offer: 2 lunchtime mindfulness sessions per week that are open to drop in’s, led by an experienced and advanced practitioner and free of any charge to all our clients. Our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Intensive Trauma Program, Healing in The Desert, which both offer mindfulness education and practice as part of their treatment delivery. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainings which are offered numerous times throughout the year. This is a clinically proven 8 week course, developed by Dr. John Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center that is a form of complementary medicine proven to address multiple health problems, both physical and mental/emotional. At Awake and Aware, LLC our MBSR certified practitioner leads all our courses.
Can Mindfulness Help Me?
Mindfulness has an established and growing evidence base that proves it is effective in:
Reducing anxiety Depression and mood problems
Decreasing stress related physical symptoms
Lowering emotional reactivity.
Attention and hyperactivity Behavior problems
Decreasing impulsivity and impulse based behavioral concerns including those associated with substance abuse, eating and weight problems
Effectively decreasing self-harm and suicide urges
Furthermore studies show that practicing mindfulness meditation creates brain changes that impact memory, learning and emotion. There is no doubt that mindfulness has influenced our current understanding of healing, change and rehabilitation in revolutionary.
“In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go”