Mindfulness has been used alongside therapy for decades, because mindful practices have some of the best tools for improving mental health. If you have experience with mindfulness, some of these tools may be familiar. Although mindfulness therapists tend to use evidence-based versions which are particularly effective in therapy.
There are many different brands of mindfulness in therapy, but they all involve using mindfulness as a tool to better notice our experience. In a modern world that is increasingly busy and distracting, this can be an incredibly useful. Mindfulness gives us that special space where we can notice what is happening, instead of reacting to what is happening. This is empowering, and puts us in greater control of ourselves.
Mindfulness is a strong feature of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This therapy focuses on doing what you can - and is best exemplified by the Serenity Prayer "grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
Mindfulness can also look different for everybody. Whatever helps you to be more mindful, to focus your senses and your mind, is mindfulness. Our therapists can also help support you in your practice of mindfulness, helping you to develop the accountability and structure to have a thriving routine.