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Friday, June 3, 2016

Meditate Your Way To a Better Recovery

Meditation, which has already been recognized as a means to reduce stress, blood pressure, and fatigue, is also an important part of an addiction recovery plan.

An integral part of Buddhist tradition, mindfulness meditation focuses on bringing your attention to the present moment — whether you’re cooking dinner or taking a shower. Having a heightened awareness of the here and now allows you to put aside thoughts of past and future.

It makes sense then that this type of meditation can help keep you more centered and motivated so you can focus on your present task at hand – to overcome your addiction and stay sober for the long haul. It has been shown to help with decision-making, impulse-control, and self care, among other recovery essentials.

How Mindfulness Helps Overcome Addiction
Here we take a closer look at how practicing mindfulness meditation can help your recovery:

Stress: You’ll learn to slow breathing, calm anxiety, and relieve tension – and better cope with the inevitable stressors that threaten sobriety.

Cravings: You’ll learn to respond to any cravings with awareness, not to react automatically.

Triggers: You’ll learn to better recognize any patterns in your behavior, including triggers for relapse. Mindfulness will also help you improve the part of your short-term memory responsible for managing information and controlling emotions.

Self-criticism and blame: You’ll learn how to practice nonjudgmental acceptance of moment-to-moment thoughts.

And, perhaps, the best part: Making meditation part of your recovery plan doesn’t require a huge time commitment — studies show that as little as 15 minutes per day has big health payoffs.

Holistic Addiction Treatment  
Complete Harmony offers an evidence-based blend of holistic modalities, alternative rehab approaches, and mindfulness practices. We customizing care to your personal objectives, religious beliefs, and health considerations, and help you achieve personal sobriety goals within the safe, beautiful confines of our seaside retreat. To learn more, call 866-930-4673.
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