There are many things to consider when it comes to recovering from an addiction. You will need to think about what treatments you will go through in the recovery program. It may help to know more about the treatments others receive. Then, you can determine if they are right for you.
One treatment we offer here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center is mindfulness meditation. Some people aren’t sure how meditation can help them to overcome an addiction. The truth is that being mindful and meditating can help you actively change your thought patterns and help alter neural pathways in your mind. Both these things can improve the chances of you having a successful recovery from addiction. Do you struggle with a mental health disorder? If so, these things can help you to manage or overcome those, as well.
Want to know more about mindfulness meditation before adding it to your addiction recovery treatment program? We would be happy to talk to you about it today.
One of the best things about mindfulness meditation in addiction or mental health recovery is learning how to be present. Some people aren’t sure how being present can help them during recovery. Why would you want to be present? That would mean you have to be in the moment experiencing all the downs of recovery.
The truth is that dealing with all the downs can be tough. However, learning to be present can also allow you to focus your thoughts on the current sounds, scents and other things in your surroundings. It reminds you that you aren’t back in your addictive lifestyle. You are creating a recovering lifestyle – one that you can be proud of and that you can enjoy.
Being in the present moment allows you to focus on what is going on right at that time. You don’t have to worry about the past or the future.
During mindfulness meditation, you will also practice many deep breathing techniques. There are numerous ways that deep breathing can help you during your recovery, whether from a mental health disorder or an addiction.
When you take slow, deep breaths, you can better control your body and your mind. In addition, your body will release chemicals that help to calm you down. Most people who practice deep breathing can feel their anxiety subsiding. They can feel their stress going away. When you take deep breaths, you can lower pain and frustrations in your body, as well.
All these benefits can help you during recovery.
Recognizing Thoughts Aren’t Always Facts
When was the last time you believed a thought as a fact? Maybe, you thought that you were not as good as someone else. The truth is that thoughts aren’t always facts. In recovery from an addiction or mental health disorder, it is vital to understand this. Your existence and your true self are not the sum of your thoughts.
The first thing to note is that your past addictive behaviors may have led you to believe some terrible things about yourself. Here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center, our team wants to help you develop healthier and happier thoughts and beliefs. We want to help you work through your self-doubts. Our team can be there to remind you that substances such as alcohol and drugs will only keep you believing those negative thoughts.
In your recovery program, you can start recognizing thoughts aren’t always facts. Then, when attending mindfulness meditation sessions, you can differentiate the truth from the false beliefs.
Another benefit of mindfulness meditation is practicing acceptance. People who struggle with addiction need to know they aren’t alone. Addiction is a disease and you must have compassion for yourself. You must learn to accept that you can’t change the disease, but you can change the way you respond to it. During the mindfulness meditation sessions, you can learn to sit, be still and accept what is.
It is okay if you aren’t at the point of acceptance yet. Over time, throughout your recovery program, you can get there.
Start the Road to Recovery with Mindfulness Meditation Today
Do you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol? If so, we know some treatments can help you. We want you to know that you aren’t alone. One way that we can help you is by offering mindfulness meditation sessions. This type of therapy can help you to be more at peace with yourself. It can help you to focus on the present moment, as well. By doing these things, you can better overcome your addiction or mental health disorder.
Contact us here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center today to begin your recovery journey with mindfulness meditation.
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