Quick Ways To Practice Mindfulness Daily

mindfulness The focus for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is on mindfulness. To help celebrate this, below are three quick, easy and effective ways that you can practice being mindful regardless of whether you’re in the office, at home or are sat on the train.

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Mindfulness Therapy Could Help Treat Depression

depression and mindfulness A new report has suggested that mindfulness-based therapy could offer a new choice for millions of people who suffer with recurrent depression.

This type of therapy trains people to focus their minds and understand that negative thoughts come and go. In the recent study, scientists tested the therapy against anti-depressants and found that it worked just as well amongst those who are at risk of relapse.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

mental health awareness weekEvery year, Mental Health Awareness Week helps to raise awareness about the mental health and wellbeing issues that affect many of us across the UK. Taking place from the 11th until the 17th May, 2015 is focusing on Mindfulness.

There has a lot of media coverage surrounding mindfulness recently and how this type of therapy can be particularly beneficial to those who suffer from recurrent depression. What exactly is mindfulness however?

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H.A.L.T. & H.O.W.

Relapse Prevention - HALT and HOWThis is not some tricky code that we are inviting you to decipher, but rather, catchy acronyms that, if applied, can be instrumental in relapse prevention. Those in addiction recovery will be perhaps testify to the importance of taking care of the four basic needs contained in HALT, by regularly taking a moment to assess whether one is feeling ; Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired. Similarly, approaching recovery with an attitude of Honesty, Openness, and Willingness, will undoubtedly support the journey of lifelong sobriety. Naturally, it does not end there, but it is worth noting that some of the simplest truisms, if integrated, often carry the greatest potential for transformation, and not just for people in recovery.

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