Let’s talk about Addicti...

Why do you think most of the people at workplaces meet with the addiction behaviors such as the use of drugs and alcohol? It would be obvious that you or some of your colleagues might be using alcohol or drugs now and then. Isn’t it? But, what do you think that is causing you or […]

Read more
Alternative text

M-A-D @ Workplace { Manage Add...

Are you a frequent smoker and reasoning it as  “Due to high tension at workplace” Are you an alcoholic and reasoning it as “Heavy stress at workplace” Are you a drug abuser and reasoning it as “I can be more creative in workplace”     “Research and statistics shows that social drinker or drug user […]

Read more
Alternative text

How I lost my job???

What could be a bigger heartbreak than when you realise that “YOU ARE FIRED”. And it is because of your addiction. Hello, am Alex (name changed) a successful employee of a reputed company. I had won “The employee of the year” award for two consecutive years now. Like all individuals in this almost rounded globe […]

Read more
Alternative text

Happiness at Workplace

Happy workplaces bring about huge advantages, not just for the people but also for the organizations. Yes, you read it right! Research shows that employees at happy workplaces are more successful and productive in their jobs. Do you know according to this survey it is believed that happy salespeople sell about 37% more products and […]

Read more
Alternative text

Questions to Ask Counselor Abo...

It can be a hardship for you to see your loved one fighting to recollect their memory with Alzheimer’s Disease, but still, there are few ways how you can help them to fight against this stigma. All you have to know is take precautionary measures by getting an in-depth knowledge about the disease and ask […]

Read more
Alternative text

Mindfulness therapy helps cure mental illnesses

MINDFULNESS blog image-02In Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna, the Pandava prince, tells Krishna about the restlessness of human mind: ‘The flickering mind is certainly turbulent, strong and obstinate. I think that subduing the mind is more difficult than the wind.’ A restless mind is the root cause of many mental illnesses. Psychiatrists are now using ‘Mindfulness’ therapy to treat mental problems.

Mental & physical health

Mindfulness therapy is found to be useful in curing a large number of mental issues like depression, anxiety and eating disorders, couples’ conflict or even substance abuse. Practitioners of the therapy claim that it helps improve both physical and mental health.

Be happy, be positive!

Mindfulness is a combination of mediation or concentration and accepting the thoughts, senses, feelings, breathing rhythm, etc. as they occur while one tries to be focused on more positive and happy thought in course of the meditation.

Practice helps

Initially, it may appear difficult but with increasing concentration the mind could be controlled and focused on the immediate present without being judgmental. Scientists have established that Mindfulness helps treat a large of mental illnesses besides helping people lead happy and satisfied lives.

Mindfulness is a great way of:

  • Relieving one of stress
  • Treating heart problems
  • Dealing with blood pressure
  • Decreasing chronic pain
  • Improving sleep
  • Dealing with gastrointestinal issues
  • Improving mental health

Psychotherapists have found that Mindfulness therapy is helpful in treating a number of mental illnesses including:

  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Couples’ conflicts
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders

Mindfulness & psychotherapy

Experts, however, maintain that the Mindfulness to be effective needs to be combined with psychotherapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy. This is because both meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy share the common goal of helping people gain perspective on irrational, maladaptive, and self-defeating thoughts.

Mindfulness: Objective

The aim of practicing Mindfulness is to attain a state of alert, focused relaxation. This can be done by paying attention to thoughts and sensations without being judgmental.

Mindfulness- To do list: 

Concentration – Focus on natural breathing, word or chant, sitting quietly. Repeat the chant time and again, slowly, while allowing thoughts to come and go. Don’t be judgmental about the thoughts, feelings and sensations during meditation.

Physical sensations – Take note of sensations like itching or tingling and let them fade away. Follow the same process from head to toe.

Of sensory – Take note of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches and name them as “sight,” “sound,” “smell,” “taste,” or “touch” without being judgmental and let them fade away.

Emotions – Know the emotions present in you without being judgmental. Name them while relaxing: “joy,” “anger,” “frustration.”

Relief from daily stresses

Mindfulness, given the complexities of our modern day lifestyle and daily stress and strain, can provide a cathartic relief to persons suffering from mental or physical problems. It helps develop a positive and healthy attitude to life’s challenges and face them with ease.

 

Recent Post

Reel Therapy and its role as a Therapeutic Tool

I remembered many incidents from my past that I had forgotten, I developed an insight into certain behavior patterns of mine, and it was only after watching……….

Schizophrenia, The Sufferer, and Reel Therapy

Having said this, the stigma is still omnipresent innature, and is enough to label a person for life, even if he or she has been asymptomatic for…………….

Diagnosis of bipolar disorder? learn about the best medication for …

Treating bipolar disorder involves a combination of steps such as psychiatric intervention, medication, reflex therapy, etc. A holistic treatment schedule……..

How to beat stigma around Dementia and reach out for help?

It is important for family members, friends and caregivers, to speak up and spread the awareness and change the overall perception of the illness which………..

Tips for Caregivers to Help People with Bipolar

It is ideal if you can discuss the illness management when a person is relatively well. Making plans together on how to wrestle bipolar could make things easier……

Is Depression for Real?

Depression is an illness which involves your body, mood, thoughts and attitude and affects your eating and sleeping pattern, as well as other habit………….

A Complete Family Guide for Schizophrenia Treatment

At the first instance, family members should accept the facts of the illness that enables them to face difficult emotions including frustration, anger, fear, guilt……..

Bipolar Disorder: Treatment & Symptoms

Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness causing mood swings in a person. The person experiences mood fluctuation periodically with both high and low levels……..

Respect in mental illness hastens recovery process

Cause of disrespect. Miscommunication is the root of the problem, when it comes to dealing with persons with mental disorders respectfully. Deep rooted……..

Best psychiatric treatment centers for psychiatric illness

Each age group like children , adolescents,adult,middle age and old age has specific psychological problems , which have to be dealt……..

The basics of mental health

Mental health, as it is to be understood, affects children, adolescents and adults alike. It is not a critical disease and is quite common and can be cured……..

Tips for Helping People with Mental Disorders

Do you know anybody suffering from mental illnesses in your contacts? Or have you ever experienced somebody expressing the problems of mental disorder……..

What movies don’t tell you about Mental Institutions?

Mental institution is much different from how we see in the movies… So let’s discuss what’s different. Have you ever visited a mental institution in real?

What are addiction treatment programs?

We at Cadabams provide a wide range of services when it comes to addiction related mental health problems. Addiction is a serious mental……..

Mental rehabilitation centrefor recovery from addiction …

The patients are encouraged to take part in a 12-step recovery program wherein they can seek support from the professional counselor and learn from each other………….
 

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY ENQUIRIES ?