Joy Spring Mental Health
Mindfulness for Mental Health
“Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.” – Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
All About Mindfulness and Mental Health
The transition to adulthood changes everything, including your awareness and connection with yourself and your own thoughts and body. So often, this self-awareness becomes overrun with the needs and stimulation of the people around you. And when you are just SO BUSY, as we all are, it can be easy to forget to check-in on how you are. But you matter too and when you become disconnected and unaware of your own thoughts, feelings, sensations, and presence, this can lead to frustration, lack of fulfillment, anxiety, depression, overwhelm, anger, and MISSING OUT. If you are experiencing the intrusive thoughts of obsessive compulsive disorder, you may even give in to unnecessary compulsions without even recognizing either the intrusive thought or the ineffective behavior.
Mindfulness is the tool that brings you back to yourself-in thought and body and is an essential practice that is often misunderstood. By learning to intentionally take time to kindly observe your own thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations-without judgment or criticism, you can gain the awareness you need to tackle your mood and anxiety symptoms. Better yet, you will stop missing out on life in the right-now present.
***For those clients who have experienced traumas (including birth trauma, pregnancy loss, infertility, NICU or pregnancy complications, and more) and would like to utilize Brainspotting for trauma- processing, mindfulness is the first step to beginning your mental health recovery journey.