When you think about mindfulness, what springs to mind? It’s easy to get it confused with meditation – after all, they both borrow from one another. The true difference lies in the fact that meditation is a practice and mindfulness is a quality that can be developed over time. Instead of focusing on one thing, mindfulness can be boiled down to any number of things. You can be mindful of eating, mindful of your breathing, or even mindful of the way you exercise. It’s all about fostering a healthy connection with yourself and working towards making it part of your daily life.

We know just how difficult it can be to deal with stress, anxiety, or depression. Every health condition deserves to be heard and seen, even those we can’t physically see. The great thing about mindfulness is that it can be used to complement any kind of mental health treatment you’re undergoing and isn’t limited to a specific condition. If you struggle with an eating disorder, for example, you can practice mindful eating. If you struggle with stress or depression, you may find it more helpful to practice mindful conversation or loving-kindness mindfulness. There are different types of mindfulness, so it’s just about fostering the one that makes the most sense to you – one that aligns with how you’re feeling and what you want to get out of the experience.

Here at Addcounsel, we take a multi-pronged approach to treatment and will always focus on treating the ‘whole person’ (i.e. your mental, emotional, and physical health). We know that everyone’s experience with mental health is different, so should every treatment approach be the same? It’s because of this that we always endeavour to understand your medical history and unique needs, so we can draft a personalised treatment plan that suits you.

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How Mindfulness Works

In essence, mindfulness is all about being present and aware. It’s about taking time out to focus on what’s going on around you, instead of being reactive to situations and experiences that are thrown your way. While you can work with a therapist to help guide your mindfulness sessions, you can also practice it by yourself. Unlike meditation, mindfulness doesn’t have to mean carving time out of your day for a set session. It can also simply mean being more aware of your surroundings and your senses in the smallest of moments (i.e. when walking, exercising, or eating).

Some people take deep breathing exercises as part of their mindfulness routine while others will simply focus on being more present and aware at a certain moments during the day. The great thing about mindfulness is that it induces a state of relaxation, making you feel more at peace with yourself and your surroundings. It’s particularly helpful in moments of stress, anxiety or worry as it helps to lower heart-rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to mindfulness; our therapists will work with you to craft up a routine that’s just right for you.

How Mindfulness Can Help You

The great thing about mindfulness is that it can be practised anytime, anywhere, and it’s all-natural and free. You don’t need a fancy setup. You don’t even need to book in a formal session (though you can if you want to). By making mindfulness a part of your daily life and routine, you’ll help lower stress levels and better regulate your emotions. Instead of being reactive to situations and experiences that are out of your control, mindfulness will open your eyes to the fact that you can control your response and the way you feel – even if you can’t control exactly what life throws at you.

Mindfulness can also help you become more grounded and in tune with yourself and your emotions. Since it’s all about being kind and accepting of your thoughts and feelings, daily practice can help you become more accepting of who you are and why you feel what you feel and do what you do. It can help you better manage your thoughts – especially helpful in cases of anxiety and depression – so you don’t feel overwhelmed by them.

Some other common benefits of mindfulness include:

  • Improves mood
  • Improves cognitive function
  • Reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Improves relationships
  • Creates a sense of calm
  • Bolsters levels of concentration

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It’s never too late to start putting your mental health first. Here at Addcounsel, we’re dedicated to helping you build a bank of tools and resources that you can take with you into the future to improve your wellbeing and effect life-long positive change. Mindfulness is only a small part of the equation – we also have a wide variety of other treatment options ranging from medication management and cognitive-behavioural therapy to nutrition and hypnotherapy.

Located in Mayfair, our clinic combines a whole-person approach to treatment with a compassionate team of doctors and nurses to deliver the best level of care possible. We’ve treated many high net worth individuals, so understand the need for privacy and discretion.
Start taking control of your mental health 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.

Frequently asked questions

If you have tried to stop a behaviour or habit and cannot, despite the negative impact it is having on your life then it is likely that you may need clinical intervention. Additionally, if a mental health condition is affecting the quality of your life then we can also help you.
If in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Addcounsel are the only luxury treatment centre in London who offer a network of 80 specialists on a one-to-one basis to their clients. We pride ourselves on focussing on clinical excellence, meaning that we are client focussed but results driven. We understand what it is to work with wealthy clients; we know that it is not always easy and we know how to treat the complex and unique challenges it can entail.
We carry out a thorough diagnosis with our team of expert medical and psychiatric practitioners; this enables us to not only know what the client’s immediate problem is but the underlying factors which may be affecting it. We use this to provide a bespoke holistic treatment program in which every single aspect of the client is looked after, from their physical to their mental health. We are well equipped to match both our clients therapeutic and lifestyle needs, and we provide ongoing care plans with the goal of enabling our clients to have long lasting and consistent recovery.

Our treatment programs are delivered on a case-by-case basis. Humans are all individuals, and at Addcounsel we recognise that. This is why our program is always tailored to the needs of the client as a person, rather than trying to apply a “one-size-fits-all” treatment model. However, some of the therapies our clients can expect to receive are:

  • Psychotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Spiritual counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • RTMS
  • Somantic Experiencing
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT
  • Positive psychology
  • Hypnotherapy

In short, no. Our staff are very experienced in dealing with high-profile individuals and as such we understand the value of complete privacy. The only way that someone will find out that you attended Addcounsel is if you choose to tell them.

Our treatment programs are bespoke, and as such they do not have to have a set finish date. If you decide that you need to extend your stay with us, then we will extend your stay as long as you want.
If you decide that you need additional help upon leaving treatment, we offer tailored aftercare plans which can be carried out all over the world. This means that at any point you can have a member of our team with you, wherever you decide to go.

Absolutely. At Addcounsel, we pride ourselves on minimal disruption to the lifestyles of our clients. We want them to feel at home and comfortable during their time with us, so your staff can either stay with you or we can accommodate them in one of our exclusive Central London properties. We do provide a chef, but you are of course welcome to bring your own.
Addcounsel is also able to provide house staff, butlers, and private security if our clients require it.

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Whether you’re worried about yourself or a loved one, our team would like to answer any questions you may have about treatment. Call our care team today to find out more about our treatment modalities and have all your questions answered