Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to be fully aware in our immediate experiences. It’s about being open, curious and present. For many, it’s an accessible way to manage stress, build compassion and find acceptance, and it can even transform the way that we perceive and relate to the world. Consistent mindfulness practice can be extremely beneficial to life, helping us to become less reactive, more empathetic, and more self-compassionate. So how can we establish a routine mindfulness practice?
For years, many have pictured mindfulness as something inaccessible, reserved for well-practiced yogis and silent monks. But in truth, mindfulness is more achievable you may think. Consider integrating a few simple practices into your day-to-day life.
While there are a multitude of ways to practice mindfulness in your day-to-day routine, these five ways offer easy, quick reminders to help you start practicing mindfulness wherever you go. These messages of mindfulness are often integrated in our addiction treatment program at Wellbridge.
Mindfulness can be an effective tool in SUD treatment and recovery. Mindfulness helps to identify urges, cravings, and triggers for substance use. It also serves as a platform to reframe thoughts to use and can even become an alternative, healthy behavior in and of itself. For others it may provide a form of relief and pain management through the recovery process.
Wellbridge understands how beneficial mindfulness can be and integrates informed training and practice during one’s time at our treatment center to help individuals leverage mindfulness in their daily life post-treatment.