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How Mindfulness helps in Addiction Recovery

by Dillon Patterson Article Publisher

The usual feeling of mental fuzziness often occurs to recovering addicts in the first few months of their addiction recovery. Adjusting to the new life in the addiction rehabilitation service without the abuse of drugs or alcohol hinders them from thinking clearly and may struggle from having inconsistent emotions as well. Addicts who are not able to overcome this challenge in the early stage of addiction recovery have higher chances of relapse. Mindfulness is not only helpful in the early stage of recovery, but also in every stage of addiction recovery process. It allows addicts have more control over their emotions and improves their mental clarity. It also helps them reduce stress and enjoy the life inside addiction rehabilitation service and when they start receiving addiction treatment.

Positive Mind Space finds mindfulness as an essential factor in the process of addiction recovery because it helps patients to be more aware of what is happening around them. This could help patients manage their everyday life in the rehabilitation and manage their emotional issues as well. Mindfulness allows recovering patients to respond positively when difficult situations occur rather than the automatic responses they make that usually make things worse. Research shows that patients who practice mindfulness in their own addiction recovery are more conscious of their own behaviour and thoughts that often leads them in making better and healthy decisions. Clients who practice mindfulness are also known to be more aware of what is happening in their body. Thus, it is easier for them to notice when something happening is not right in their psychological and physical functioning. Through this, it allows individuals to take advanced actions before the signs become a real problem.

Similar with other alternative addiction treatment options, practicing mindfulness is more effective when it is combined with other aspects of traditional addiction treatment such as, medication, counseling or support groups. Together with these approaches and mindfulness practice, addicts will be able to change unhealthy behaviours.

When addicts have dedicated their full attention in practicing mindfulness, almost any activity can guide them in developing it. Positive Mind Space offers clients the different types of mindfulness techniques such as mindful eating, walking meditation, and moving meditation together in an intensive addiction treatment plan. It will be more likely easier for patients who engage with any of these techniques in managing their personal relationships, most especially the relationships that have been damaged due to their addiction and needed to be healed.

Mindfulness and Relapse Prevention

The involvement of mindfulness in addiction recovery can help the addict in preventing relapse. Since being mindful helps them to be more aware of their own thoughts and emotions, it allows them to constantly monitor their feelings and take preventive action before the real relapse occurs once they leave the addiction rehabilitation service. Patients who practices mindfulness meditation at Positive Mind Space are proven to feel less stressed and greater self-acceptance which leads them to a better situation in preventing relapse.

Positive Mind Space is one of the professional mindfulness, meditation and relaxation centre in Central Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Regular mindfulness, meditation courses and weekly practice classes.

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