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Mindfulness Therapy

Be aware in the present moment.

Mindfulness-informed psychotherapy (MBCT) can help those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, or relationship problems. Integrating traditional counseling with the practical mental training exercises of meditation, it is greatly influenced by the emerging research related to the powerful impact of mindfulness on the brain.

Over time, mindfulness therapy can help you:

  • Feel better – relieving signs of depression and anxiety
  • Gain greater concentration and memory
  • Improve your overall wellbeing and immune system
  • Feel less stress, less physical pain and more energy

What is Mindfullness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) help break negative thought patterns for clients. These approaches focus on the fact that we cannot directly control our thoughts or emotions. Rather than battling “negative thoughts” and replacing them with “positive thoughts,” MBCT and ACT teach people to observe their mind with relaxed, non-judgmental acceptance. Frequently, clients may be encouraged to practice a form of mindfulness meditation between sessions, which greatly strengthens their ability to watch thoughts without being lost within them. MBCT and ACT have shown great success in helping depression, anxiety, addiction, and interpersonal conflict.

Why Psychotherapy Associates of Chicago?

Mindfulness-informed therapy may be a good option for people who are in therapy and want to learn mindfulness techniques as a part of their treatment. It’s also ideal for people who may have an existing meditation practice, but have difficulty integrating it into their everyday life, or for people who have an intellectual understanding of acceptance or mindfulness, but who continue to struggle with painful thoughts or feelings.

 

Let’s get started. Call 773-414-4577 or click here to book a session online.