MINDFULNESS: the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing.
Mindfulness a great coping skill, says Karen Griessel, a social worker at Sanca rehab centre Wedge Gardens in Johannesburg.
It is fair to say that the world around us has changed significantly and for many, not for the better. It is important to find ways to help us cope with our challenges and emotions.
One great way of doing this is mindfulness. The goal of mindfulness is to wake up the inner workings of our mental, emotional and physical processes.
For people recovering from substance abuse, mindfulness can really add to the healing process. Acceptance of your thoughts and owning your feelings without judging yourself is very helpful in releasing tension and anger.
On other words, just allow yourself to feel and be whatever you need to be.
I personally have found mindfulness Apps very helpful as a guided process, especially for beginners.
Here are a few Apps that are popular to get you started on becoming a more serene individual:
- Meditation and relaxation pro
- The Mindfulness app
- 10% Happier
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