Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy is an evidence-based intervention that offers many advantages and benefits. How does it work? It trains and teaches to respond to different challenging situations consciously, rather than reacting from a rigid mindset rooted in unconscious patterns that do not help us.
It also includes training to develop awareness of the mind itself and the physiological interaction of emotions in the body. It is characterized by cultivating a loving and compassionate gaze toward oneself. Central elements include acceptance, observing thoughts, and learning to choose how to respond effectively in line with your values rather
than reacting on autopilot.
When clients engage in the practice of mindfulness, they can begin to see things more objectively. Instead of getting directly caught up in negative emotions and unconscious patterns, it is possible to adopt a more balanced approach and look at the situation as a
whole. In short, this therapy offers perspective and the freedom to choose how to act skilfully and consciously in any given situation.
A therapist working from the mindfulness-based approach can help you see where learned patterns are keeping you stuck in difficult moods, as it is often thought processes and automatic reactions that are causing these episodes.
An important part of Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy is to cultivate beneficial states such as gratitude, compassion, wisdom, and kindness. Cultivating these states promotes greater well-being and adds meaning and purpose to our lives.