What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a type of therapy that focuses on increasing one's awareness and ability to be in the moment.  

 

Practiced through meditation, mindfulness exercises can help you become aware of your negative, self-critical thoughts. Moreover, mindfulness can increase your optimism, boost your mood and improve your self-image. 

Research proves that mindfulness exercises can actually rewire our brain in ways that affect our thoughts and behavior. 

How do I know if Mindfulness will help me?

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Conflict

  • Phobias

  • Physical Pain

  • Invisible Illnesses

  • Panic Disorder

  • Sensory Disorders

  • Severe stress

  • Trauma

  • Emotional Invalidation

  • ...and more...

What to expect from Mindfulness Therapy in Westchester, NY?

  • Increased awareness 

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased Focus

  • Decreased emotional reactivity

  • Improved relaxation

  • Stress reduction

  • Improved emotion regulation

  • Ability to cultivate compassion

  • Relief from physical/chronic pain

  • Improved communication with others 

How does Mindfulness work?

Mindfulness is all about increasing one's inner awareness and acceptance.  Every day we're bombarded by things to do, distractions, and the daily stressors of life.  By slowing down, we are able to get clarity, decrease our blood pressure, and improve our overall wellness.

There are a million ways to be mindful, so our therapists will help you find the best methods that suit your lifestyle and your personality.  Perhaps you'll benefit from guided mindfulness meditations, or maybe you will like Reiki Therapy.

 

Learning effective ways to slow down will help you gain control of your life and feel free from unhelpful thoughts and behaviors.

How effective is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a critical part of DBT. Extensive research has shown Mindfulness Meditation to be highly effective for anxiety reduction, relapse prevention (for depression and addiction) and stress reduction. Research also documents excellent physical health and emotional health benefits from mindfulness and meditation.

In our work as trauma-informed care therapists, mindfulness is a crucial part of helping to regulate your nervous system.  Proper regulation of your nervous system is necessary so that you can safely and effectively heal from past traumas with EMDR Therapy.

ready to get started?

Contact us to schedule a mental health counseling appointment in our Westchester, NY office.  Our office is located on the border of Scarsdale and Eastchester.

 

We are also available for telehealth sessions for residents of New York and Connecticut.