What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness refers to the focusing of attention and awareness on the present. It is based on the concept of mindfulness in Buddhist meditation which since the 1970’s has been incorporated into a number of therapeutic applications within modern Psychology. Although the roots of mindfulness come from Buddhism, it is not inherently religious; rather it helps you become more aware of the present moment by developing awareness around emotional, cognitive and physical sensations. Research suggests that mindfulness practices are useful in the treatment and management of pain, stress, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, anger management and addiction.
At Spectrum Therapy our Psychologists possess skills in a wide range of psychological approaches, including Mindfulness. Direct work with the individual/group includes psycho education around the Mindfulness approach, Mindfulness skills training, and homework to facilitate you learning the practice in a comprehensive manner. To see more about some of the conditions that can be treated using Mindfulness please go to the treatment section of our website.
All of our Psychologists are fully qualified and hold current membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Research suggests that Mindfulness practice can be beneficial to patients with the following issues:
Not Sure Mindfulness Can Help
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