Mindfulness refers to the ability to maintain awareness of the present moment with acceptance and without judgment. Mindfulness helps strengthen the “muscle” in the brain that helps us focus our attention to the present moment (rather than ruminating on the past or worrying about the future). Mindfulness can be beneficial in reducing dissociation, alleviating anxiety and depression, reducing chronic pain, and improving your focus and concentration. Mindfulness helps us become more aware of our emotions and our needs. In addition to mindfulness, this group helps participants gain coping skills to recognize, regulate, validate, tolerate, and appropriately respond to strong emotions with self-compassion as well as assertive communication skills. The group is designed as twelve weekly 60-minute sessions.
If you are interested in participating in a mindfulness group, please call us at 573-818-7010, or send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page.