We often hear that “But its so hard to live in the present. I’m always getting lost in thought, thinking about a meeting tomorrow” or “I wish my life was as good as it was ten years ago”
By having these thoughts, we are not living in the present moment and essentially causing ourselves stress and anxiety. Being mindful can be extremely helpful and have a positive outcome in therapy, as it can help us focus on the present moment and what is going on for us in the here and now. There is a growing body of evidence that has found when people intentionally practice being mindful, they feel less stressed, anxious and depressed. With the pace of life and the speed things are moving at in the present day, it is all the more important for us to remain grounded, which can be difficult at times. There are so many distractions in our day to day lives and so much information being thrown at us, no wonder it is hard to keep our thoughts contained.
Being mindful can help with all kinds of issues in therapy, from addiction to depression and Relationship issues to Anger.
At our Highgate practice we involve Mindfulness heavily into our work with clients and have seen significant changes when incorporated with traditional schools and styles of therapy.