What is mindfulness and how can it help your anxiety?

Mindfulness is a strategy that allows for present thinking. Focusing on the present moment improves the ability to calmly accept (and understand) one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Mindfulness is often used as a helpful strategy in therapy, but it can also be done outside of those therapy appointments. The benefit of learning mindfulness techniques is being able to access these tools whenever and wherever you need!

So, let’s take a look at some helpful tools to kickstart your journey into mindfulness:

 

 

 

 

These are great tools to help ground you in the present moment. If you find your mind wandering during any of the above activities, gently guide it back to the exercise and the present moment. And, as with any new exercise, it takes time and practice. Be kind to you, give yourself the chance to practice these skills regularly. If you’re interested in learning more about these skills or other ways to manage anxiety or depression, contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our Licensed Counselor!

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