Mindfulness therapy

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy involves meditating each day, as well as becoming self-aware of triggers which can make you happy or sad. Clients are taught to change their automatic response to certain emotional triggers, which may consistently cause them to feel depressed. About 20 – 40 minutes is spent each day meditating and in mental exercises.

Mindfulness is a state of mental awareness and focus that has been traditionally used in meditation practices, and has recently become popular as an element of certain cognitive behavioral therapies, such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy.

In understanding what mindfulness is, it helps to practice mindfulness yourself. When you are mindful, you are aware of both your external surroundings and your inner experience, including your own responses to what is going on around you, in the present moment. The goal of mindfulness is to become aware without becoming attached to anything you are experiencing