On Friday July 15, 2016 Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist, Linda Diaz, conducted an in-service for clinicians on Mindfulness Mediation. Linda explained the benefits of mindfulness mediation practice. An important benefit highlighted was the increased awareness and decreased stimulation such that people can make choice about how they want to respond and thus react versus respond. This improves focus and self-control.
Linda taught the group basic meditation activities such as the waterfall mediation, labeling meditation, and body awareness. The group was able participate in activities as well as discuss applications for clinical treatment. Linda also presented research that supports mindfulness practices benefit therapists.
If you would like to learn more about mindfulness practice and its applications in the reduction of anxiety, depression, and unwanted thoughts and feelings call Birmingham Maple Clinic at (248) 646-6659 to arrange an appointment with a therapist.