Take a moment to think about the last time you felt really calm. When have you felt that you were at peace with yourself and the life you were living? If you have an addiction or a mental health illness, it likely has been awhile since you felt like this. However, here at Riverwalk Recovery Center, we want you to know that it is possible to get these positive feelings back. You don’t have to keep hunkering over in emotional or mental pain. You don’t have to keep hiding yourself or your feelings in alcohol or drugs. We believe that mindfulness meditation can help you to live a peaceful and fulfilling life.
If you want to know more about how mindfulness meditation works or how it can help you, keep reading here today. If you have questions about this service, let us know. We would be happy to discuss how mindfulness meditation works in our treatment center.
Be Present Starting Today
In order to do the best in your recovery journey, you must learn to be present. You can’t live in your past or focus all your energy on your future. It is time to take control of your life and that all starts by being present in each moment.
During your recovery treatments, you will look to your past for clues about your behaviors and why certain things trigger you. However, the purpose of doing so is to help you learn new, healthy and positive behaviors and habits.
If you start using mindfulness meditation, you will practice deep breathing and focusing on the present moment. By doing so, you can see that your life before doesn’t have to be your life in the future. You can recognize how things from your past affect your current feelings or actions. Once you recognize these things, you can use them to alter things in your present day recovery.
Deep Breathing is Key
When you participate in mindfulness meditation, you will practice the art of deep breathing. Many people find that deep breathing is the key to being calm and taking control of their life now that they are in recovery. We have had clients who couldn’t remember the last time they took a healthy, deep breath. Just really focused on their breathing and calmed their mind by doing so.
If you start practicing deep breathing, it could be the key to changing your thought processes and behaviors. It could help you control and manage your emotions much more than you are used to. With deep breathing in recovery from an addiction or mental health disorder treatment program, you can start feeling your stress disintegrating.
Follow the Truth
Take some time to think about where your mind usually goes when you get upset. What about when someone says something about you or the way you are living? Do you often get so overwhelmed that your mind just seems to turn to chaos? If you find this happening a lot, mindfulness meditation can help you to follow the truth. You see the thoughts that immediately pop into your mind during situations like these are usually emotional reactions. They cause thoughts that aren’t necessarily true.
When you practice mindfulness meditation, you can calm your mind and take control of your thoughts. You can process each thought and decide if it is true or not. By doing this, you can stop caring so much about what other people think of you. You can also stop caring about what your inner critic thinks and start believing in the truth instead.
When you are in recovery, you learn how to accept your true self. You learn that the addictive lifestyle you were living made you a person who you didn’t recognize. However, when you head into a treatment program and start working on your recovery, you get to start discovering things about yourself that you love and enjoy.
One treatment that can help you to start accepting yourself is mindfulness meditation. When you start participating in this treatment, you can take deep breaths and put your mind in the present moment. This allows you to break free from your thoughts on who you were when living that addictive lifestyle, so you can focus on the true you.
Get Into Mindfulness Meditation Treatments Today
Are you on the way to recovery from a mental health disorder or addiction? Do you want to start learning to live the life you know you are meant to live? Do you want to start seeing yourself for who you really are, which is a unique individual with amazing potential? If so, mindfulness meditation services can help you with this.
Contact us, here at Riverwalk Recovery Center, and get started with mindfulness meditation today.
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