Other mindfulness application benefits
From our previous discussions we noted that mindfulness can be very essential in helping people cope with such disturbing issues like stress, anxiety and depression. That is already good news for your consumption. Nonetheless doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center registers that this is not all that we can benefit from the this treatment method. In her several decades of offering quality and productive health solutions to her clients, doctor Akoury acknowledges that there are other mindfulness benefits which may include the following:
- Chronic pain
- Addictive behavior
- Eating disorders
Other mindfulness application benefits: Insomnia
Mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia looks to integrate behavior therapy and sleep science with the meditation practices of mindfulness. The goal is to help increase awareness so that people can recognize and react accordingly to all the known mental and physical states that occur with chronic insomnia.
Other mindfulness application benefits: Chronic pain
While initially, the idea of paying more attention to your physical sensations when you suffer from chronic pain may seem counter-intuitive, it is thought that mindfulness can help. The idea here is that instead of focusing on the negative thought patterns that emerge upon feeling the physical sensation of pain, sufferers should view their pain with curiosity. This is essential so that the pain is experienced accurately since sometimes our minds can over exaggerate pain.
Treating negative behaviors such as addiction can be complemented with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as this looks to make the individual more aware of their emotions and how to deal with them, while simultaneously breaking any harmful thought patterns.
Mindful eating is a useful practice that involves individuals taking time to experience their food and all the sensations surrounding eating. This can help those with disordered eating see food in a different light, as well as helping them to recognize when they are physically hungry or full without any emotion influence.
Other mindfulness application benefits: How one can apply mindfulness
Doctor Akoury is registering that because of the effectiveness of mindfulness, many people are walking along this path. The question which we need to address is then “how do you start the journey?” in her view, before the commencement of mindfulness. One must first take note of the following; Taking notice of your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and the world around you. It will therefore very important that the individual needs to create some time in the day to practice this on your way to work, when you’re eating your dinner or even just before you go to bed. While it may not sound like much, taking 10 minutes a day to notice these kinds of things are great for getting you out of the auto-pilot mode many of us fall into.
Finally take note that if you are struggling with mindfulness or feel you need more guidance, learning from a counsellor or psychotherapist with experience in the practice, then calling us on telephone number 843 213 1480 should be your starting point and we will professionally do the rest.