Mindfulness (with Buddhist roots) has recently been adapted into western therapies to cultivate skills to facilitate mental well-being. Mindfulness strategies teach individuals to focus their attention on the current moment without judgement or the need to alter what may be occurring at the moment. A few therapy methods have been known to incorporate mindfulness practices into their treatment practice as they have proven to be effective in reducing stress, and low mood and in developing compassion.
This method of therapy enables clients to increase their awareness and connection with their experiences. This over time helps the client change the way they think about the things that are stressing them or causing them low moods. The mindful practice encourages clients to be open, curious and accepting of the world within us and around us.
Some therapies that have started adapting mindfulness practices include:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
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