Mindfulness therapy at our Edinburgh centre
Mindfulness therapy is a popular approach that can be extremely beneficial for people with stress, anxiety, mood related issues and much more. There are a number of therapies that incorporate the mindfulness approach including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
We have many practitioners who use mindfulness techniques with their clients. In addition, we run mindfulness courses for people who are interested in learning more about the theory and techniques involved in becoming more mindful.
How does mindfulness work?
Mindfulness stems from ancient practices and it works by focusing the mind on the immediate present. We all have negative thoughts and these lead to negative feelings, such as anger, sadness, guilt, anxiety or regret. Common thoughts such as "that person doesn't like me", "I can't cope" or "I failed last time – I'm no good at that" can result in negative feelings. However people who practise mindfulness regularly will be able to recognise these digressions of the mind as just thoughts, rather than automatically accepting them as the truth.
How can mindfulness help me?
As you learn to become more mindful, you will learn to accept your thoughts and allow them to pass freely through your mind. You will begin to realise that although your thoughts do not reflect reality, your present mood is affected by them. Mindfulness therefore is a powerful technique than can allow you to accept your thoughts and become more peaceful in your day to day life.
To ask us anything about mindfulness therapy or to book an initial session, please contact us.
Abigail Pelik, Senior Counselling Psychologist (Online only)