Types of therapy

Where appropriate, we incorporate mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) into our treatment programs at Paracelsus Recovery. MBCT is an excellent recovery tool because it increases self-awareness, improves our brain's ability to regulate emotions, and reduces stress.



Mindfulness therapy

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) assists people in becoming more conscious of their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations. We can change how we process and relate to those emotions as our awareness grows. Mindfulness is extremely effective because it directs our entire attention to the present moment. During mindfulness therapy, we try to 'tune in' to our bodies and our surroundings while also taking a step back from our thoughts, emotions, and mental traffic.

Negative emotions can lead to rumination rabbit holes. When we are stressed, we may begin to reflect on all of our past mistakes, or we may begin to prepare for all worst-case future scenarios. Being trapped in a cycle of negative thoughts is exhausting and impairs our ability to reason. We create space between ourselves and these emotions when we practice mindfulness. Instead of being swept away by our emotions, we can observe them objectively. As a result, mindfulness can reduce stress, improve our brain's ability to self-regulate, improve sleep, and assist with cravings.

Mindfulness therapy is not a miracle cure, and it works best when combined with lifestyle changes and other psychotherapies. Where appropriate, we incorporate mindfulness therapy into our comprehensive treatment plan for a variety of mental health issues at Paracelsus Recovery.

Our team will specifically incorporate mindfulness into our treatment of substance abuse recovery, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

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According to research, practicing mindfulness can help reduce rumination, anxiety, and stress. It can also help our physical health by lowering blood pressure and alleviating chronic pain.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is a successful and all-encompassing treatment for ADHD. Mindfulness treatment, in particular, can improve the mind's attention span and reduce emotional impulsivity.

Mindfulness treatment for OCD focuses on accepting our thoughts and increasing our emotional awareness, which has a positive effect on OCD symptoms by reducing anxiety caused by intrusive thoughts.

According to one study from the University of Oxford, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can be just as effective as antidepressants in preventing relapse. Mindfulness therapy helps people with major depressive disorder (MDD) become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations. With this increased awareness, the person can then develop new coping mechanisms for dealing with these thoughts.

For six months, try to practice mindfulness for a few minutes every day. Ideally, try to focus less on strict daily meditation and more on integrating mindfulness into your life perspective. In other words, strive to become aware of where your attention is focused, what thoughts you are having, and what emotions guide your daily activities.