Mindfulness and Meditation: The holistic practice of mindfulness and meditation aims to enhance self-discovery by slowing down thoughts and being “present in the moment”. These methods of self-discovery can assist in becoming more in tune with your mind and body while enhancing an increased sense of control over your thoughts, feelings and behaviors (NAMI, 2012). While in treatment, clients will participate in Guided Meditation, Walking Meditation, Mindful Self-Compassion, Sound Healing, Guided Imagery, Deep Breathing Exercises, Yoga, and Creative Arts Expression.
Mindfulness and meditation are also effective in coping with the symptoms of mental illnesses like anxiety and depression, making this an effective technique for patients struggling with a dual diagnosis. This modality can be used in combination with many of our other therapies and provides benefits to patients far beyond dealing with their addictions. To learn more about mindfulness and meditation, contact West Coast Recovery Centers at 855-927-2687.