A simple and calming mental exercise, mindfulness meditation is the practice of training the mind to maintain deep and focused concentration. In addition to an immediate sense of peace and relaxation, over time many participants experience improvements in mood, blood pressure, self-control, and emotional balance.
Meditation and Mental Health
There are many ways to implement meditation in mental health settings to utilize its benefits. Meditation is a form of self-introspection and reflection upon the present moment. The goal is to experience meditation with a sense of self-compassion and without discrimination of oneself.
Just a few minutes of meditation can bring about a number of mental health benefits, that can help nearly everyone. These rewards are especially beneficial to individuals recovering from trauma, eating disorders, and substance abuse. The same goes for individuals living with mood disorders like anxiety and depression.
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness is the ability to remain in the present moment. It entails creating a safe space, when one isn’t worrying about the future or stuck in a past full of fear, pain, or remorse. Worry and stress surrounding the past or anxiety about the future can be dangerous for individuals recovering from various mental health issues. For example, if an individual recovering from substance abuse is entirely remorseful and experiencing feelings of guilt over his or her past, these negative emotions may lead to relapse. In these instances, mindfulness is a very helpful tool. At the Delray Center for Healing, we have found that supporting a healthy, present mindset is essential to many of our patients with various mental health needs.
The Mental Health Benefits of Meditation
Meditation is an ancient practice that has been used for thousands of years. As a holistic practice, it is deemed beneficial in combination with traditional medicine and other therapeutic services.
At The Delray Center for Healing, we offer an introduction to meditation with a focus on mindfulness which can offer a number of mental health benefits including:
Initiating a positive mindset
Exercises one’s attention span
Instigating positive moods
Increases willpower and self-control
Reduces food cravings
Helps with pain management
Decreases blood pressure
Meditation can help people in both physical and psychological ways. It’s a vital instrument in the treating of mental health issues including:
Practice Meditation at The Delray Center for Healing
Opportunities to learn and practice meditation are offered through Bamboo Garden Yoga, a yoga sanctuary located near the Delray Center for Healing. Clients can receive training in a variety of meditative practices including, breath, insight, and passage. Through continued practice, individuals gain an increased ability to harmonize the body and mind, directing both thought and action toward positive goals.
While meditation is included in many of our treatment packages, everyone can benefit from the attentive instruction and workshops offered by Bamboo Garden Yoga. Choose from either beginner or advanced group meditation sessions and experience what meditation can do for you.
The Delray Center For Healing offers Meditation as one of the most comprehensive outpatient depression treatment programs in the country.
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Dr. Rodriguez founded the Delray Center in 2003 and built it on a foundation of core clinical, professional, and ethical principles that are adhered to still to this day. Dr. Rodriguez founded the Delray Center in 2003 and built it on a foundation of core clinical, professional, and ethical principles that are adhered to still to this day.