Mindfulness-based therapy incorporates principles and skills from mindfulness based practices such as meditation, yoga and ancient esoteric practices that strive to eliminate suffering and reconnect people with their innate capacity to experience joy, connection and ease in everyday life. Mindfulness is analogous to being present, being in the here-and-now, and creating moment-to-moment opportunities to deal expediently with challenges as well as take in all the good that surrounds us. This type of therapy focuses on supporting clients to increase their capacity for presence. This present moment awareness improves distress tolerance, increases emotional intelligence, reduces anxiety and eases depression.
Mindfulness-based therapy supports new neural pathway development and improved nervous system regulation. This allows us to respond to life appropriately, feeling the manageability of our full range of emotions and ultimately living from a state of calm, alertness. These mindfulness-based changes make it easier to diminish negative thoughts patterns, eliminate harmful and addictive tendencies and heal past trauma by supporting healthy nervous system regulation. This therapeutic framework guides clients to positively shift how they relate to themselves and the world around them.