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The Reasons Psychotherapists Think Mindfulness Is Beneficial For Your Wellbeing

How Do Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Synergize?

Being an integrative psychotherapist, I observed that residing in such a chaotic, active city induces stress. My method of working draws on different categories of thought. These approaches utilize humanistic, existential and attachment theory whilst using approaches such as mindfulness.

Lately I have found myself wondering about the applications of mindfulness. Many times one concludes that meditation includes finding a means to stop one from thinking. But if you’ve tried this you’ll know that attempting not to think has the reverse conclusion.

The brain enjoys having an object to focus its attention. Something to keep it occupied. An interesting fact about human beings – is that we frequently stuff our brain with thoughts and thinking in the form of words and dialogue. Not the entirety of it but the biggest chunk of it.

But what happens when we provide the brain an object of focus that is less word inducing? Walking in a London park, and noticing the sounds that are nearby, try focusing to the audio itself. Pick one of your senses and provide it more importance in your brain. And see how it makes you feel. If thinking comes in play, just gently bring the attention back to the previous experience.

Which illnesses can a psychotherapist help using mindfulness?

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Particular areas that are a result of a stressful life are anxiety, depression, and addictions. Many people will feel depression at some time in their lives. And quite commonly they may happen at the same time, like depression with anxiety. There can often be experiences of low mood and anxiety when someone is in the grasp of addiction. These are some of the scenarios that I incorporate the application of mindfulness as part of my practice.

“I am especially thrilled about the growth of the ‘Mindfulness Project’ – a London based group that is developing an array of mindfulness initiatives. As a team they will be developing new and fascinating ways of using of mindfulness. I will carry on building my own awareness about how mindfulness practices can be used to increase good health, mental health and its overall effect on a person’s health. Just like it is with anxiety, mindfulness can be used where there is depression to alleviate some of the consequences of negative self talk.”

Doug is a psychotherapist London. He has been practicing in the city for several years and has worked in a variety of clinical settings.

celebrate life and go vegan “What can I do, Muslims? I do not know myself.
I am neither Christian nor Jew, neither Magian nor Muslim,
I am not from east or west, not from land or sea,
not from the shafts of nature nor from the spheres of the firmament,
not of the earth, not of water, not of air, not of fire.
I am not from the highest heaven, not from this world,
not from existence, not from being.
I am not from India, not from China, not from Bulgar, not from Saqsin,
not from the realm of the two Iraqs, not from the land of Khurasan.
I am not from the world, not from beyond,
not from heaven and not from hell.
I am not from Adam, not from Eve, not from paradise and not from Ridwan.
My place is placeless, my trace is traceless,
no body, no soul, I am from the soul of souls.
I have chased out duality, lived the two worlds as one.
One I seek, one I know, one I see, one I call.
He is the first, he is the last, he is the outer, he is the inner.
Beyond He and He is I know no other.
I am drunk from the cup of love, the two worlds have escaped me.
I have no concern but carouse and rapture.
If one day in my life I spend a moment without you
from that hour and that time I would repent my life.
If one day I am given a moment in solitude with you
I will trample the two worlds underfoot and dance forever.
O Sun of Tabriz, I am so tipsy here in this world,
I have no tale to tell but tipsiness and rapture.

“You are my Shams…” ♥ Rumi ♥ P.S This is part 2-day 6 -(after 91 days) of Word press Challenge to make a post every day. There are 108 days left of 2012.

I am sitting at home writing to you and I can hear the rain outside.The boys are playing together and I am sipping of my Chai. That kind of happy calm feeling can be only expressed with music. Here is the a song by Enya The best way to feel relaxed  and all your worries to disapper is to become present. “Welcome to the present moment. The only moment there is.”Timeless music Return to yourself. There is no beginning and no end-just pure being. Flowing in the beauty of living. Look into your heart. Return to innocence .I remember watching this video when I was a teenager and now I am putting it on my blog…..Life is a gift…
And now we are free.

Sending Blessings and Love
P.S This is day 90 of Word press Challenge to make a post every day. There are 137 days left of 2012.