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Meditation

We know just how difficult it can be to deal with stress, especially if ongoing events and situations have spiked and caused you to experience ongoing or chronic stress. You might feel constantly tense, anxious, and worried. You may even find that stress is impacting your day-to-day life, whether that’s at work or at home. In these cases, practising meditation is a great way of easing symptoms and restoring inner calm.

A natural treatment method rooted in ancient history, meditation draws your mind to focus on the present. The great thing about this treatment method is that it can be practised alone or in a group setting, with a therapist guiding you through the motions. Here at Addcounsel, we’ll not only give you opportunities to participate in meditation with others, but we’ll also arm you with the tools needed to practice meditation no matter where you are.

We take a ‘stepped-care’ approach to treatment and always consider the whole person in everything that we do. Though meditation is primarily used to treat chronic and acute stress, it is also delivered in a wide range of other treatment models including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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How Meditation Works

During therapy, your personal expert will be instructing you on the best methods to have a successful meditative session. You will learn the importance of a quiet place to unwind during your meditation. Even more importantly, you will discover how to prepare your body and your mind to relax in this quiet state to receive maximum benefit.

You’ll be encouraged to focus on your breath work. Your therapist will direct you toward a number of methods of clearing your mind so that your thoughts will be focused on the immediate present. Two important, immediate benefits are that you’ll help lower your stress levels and better connect with yourself.

Over time, you will receive assistance in making meditation a regular part of your routine, for it does take some time and patience to perfect the technique. Meditation is a valuable, healthy, coping mechanism which, when used regularly, will help you deal positively with life. Often meditation is used in conjunction with other therapies because of its importance of connecting mind and body while supporting progress in other areas.
This particular therapy of meditation can be taught in group or individual sessions; either type of session will benefit you in unique ways.

How Meditation Can Help You

By practising meditation, you’ll not only help lower stress levels in the immediate moment but you’ll also arm yourself with a tool that can be used in any stressful event that comes your way. Instead of turning to unhealthy coping mechanisms – such as fooddrugs, or alcohol – you’ll have an activity to help you that’s healthy and positive.

Meditation is also a great way to stay centred and better connected with yourself. By inviting thoughts and feelings in, you’ll come to understand yourself better and be more accepting of your emotions and why you act the way you do. You could even use meditation at times when you want to focus your energy on a particular task or activity.

Since meditation is deeply anchored in the art of mindfulness, you’ll also slowly learn to become more mindful of your surroundings and your body. It’s also a natural treatment method that won’t leave any side effects and will continue to help you well into your future. Some of the many long-term physical and emotional benefits include:

  • Lowered heart rate
  • Strengthened self-awareness
  • Acquired new skill to use in times of stress
  • Increased patience
  • Improved tolerance
  • Enhanced quality of sleep
  • Reduced negative emotions
  • Amplified imagination and creativity

Treatment Tailored to You

There’s no need to suffer in silence or go through your stress or worry alone. By incorporating meditation into your routine, you’ll help lower stress levels and ease your anxiety levels. We understand that there’s no ‘set’ approach to treatment, so might recommend other treatment methods in combination with meditation. Our care team will carefully assess you and take all your unique needs and medical history into consideration before drawing up a personalised treatment plan.

Located in upscale Mayfair, Addcounsel is a compassionate mental health clinic unlike any other. With an unrivalled selection of treatment options and world-class resources, we pride ourselves on delivering a level of care that’s human and rooted in science. We also understand the need for privacy and discretion, so will do all we can to put you at ease.

Overcome your stress with Addcounsel today. Contact us at +44 (0)203 709 3968 or email us at enquiries@addcounsel.com for an in-depth look at treatment and what you can expect in the admissions process.

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