Bringing focus and self-awareness to your life can have a dramatic effect on your physical, spiritual, and emotional health. At Humble Warrior Therapy in Castle Rock, Colorado, Buddhist psychotherapist Rachel Gordon offers guided meditation sessions to help you rebuild balance and harmony in your body. She also uses meditation techniques as a key part of therapy for anxiety, depression, and substance abuse recovery. Learn more about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation by calling the office or by booking an appointment at Humble Warrior Therapy today.
Meditation is a series of techniques that help to focus your attention and bring you to a heightened state of awareness. The practice has been used in many religions, including Buddhism and Christianity, and is beneficial in psychotherapeutic practices.
The physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of meditation are significant and include:
Rachel uses mediation techniques to address a number of issues, including anxiety, depression, and other behavioral disorders.
Much of our behavior is automatic and relies on the many sensory nerves in our bodies. Our repetitive habits can make it easier to fall into old behaviors that don’t contribute to a joyful life.
The mindfulness of meditation is the opposite of automatic behaviors. The practice helps you regain control over your thoughts, actions, and decisions in a purposeful manner. When you do something new, your brain is stimulated in new ways, which can disrupt the tendency to live on autopilot.
By practicing meditation every day, you not only build on your meditative abilities, but you also strengthen and improve the functionality of your brain for the benefit of your overall health.
There are two primary types of meditation used in spiritual practices and therapy. They include:
In mindfulness meditation, the focus is on creating a state of self-awareness and being in the present moment, open and accepting of your being.
Concentrative meditation requires focusing all your attention on a specific object, like your breath or a mantra, and tuning out the world around you. This helps you experience what it is you’re focusing on to achieve a higher state of well-being.
Throughout your session, Rachel guides you into a state of relaxation and meditation, giving you the tools you need to practice on your own. It takes time and dedication to fine-tune your meditative state and block out everything else around you.
You can expect to sit in a comfortable position and start paying more attention to your breathing. Your mind may wander during this exercise, and your only responsibility is to keep returning your attention to your focus and mindfulness of breath.
To discover how meditation can change your life, request a consultation with Rachel Gordon online now or call the office today.