Stress and anxiety can run our lives if they are not dealt with. People often use harmful substances like drugs or alcohol to cope with these uneasy feelings.
At The Sanctuary, we provide meditation services to help teach healthy coping mechanisms to those struggling with addiction. Start gaining your life back with mindfulness meditation therapy. Call us at (866) 750-0763 to speak with a counselor.
What Is Mindfulness Meditation Therapy?
Mindfulness meditation therapy can train your brain to focus on the “now” and not on the “then.” In a session, a therapist will help you focus on your breathing and take steps to pay attention to sensations you feel in the moment. Throughout the process, you will learn new coping mechanisms to assist you in real-world situations and prevent relapse.
Practicing mindfulness doesn’t always have to be done within a therapy setting. You can practice this daily, even while eating, walking, washing dishes, exercising and more. If you receive a thought that is potentially triggering, use mindfulness to acknowledge the thought — don’t fight it. Then return to your breathing. The more you practice, the longer you can hold your focus.
Mindfulness meditation can be challenging at first, but once you get the hang of it, you can pull out this tool in stressful times. The goal is to help you slow down your thoughts and encourage healthy actions rather than falling back into old habits.