There are millions of people who have struggled with addiction for years of their life. There are millions of people who struggle with mental health issues. Even more so, there are people who struggle with both of these issues at the same time. If you fall into any of these categories, our Recovery in Tune team would like to talk with you. We have experience in treating different types of mental health disorders and addictions. We believe that we can customize a treatment plan that helps you to get your life back on track.
One treatment that might be able to help you is mindfulness meditation. Spend some time learning more about this treatment and see if it might be a good fit for your recovery.
Being in the Present
Unfortunately, many people find themselves spending their days thinking about past situations and events. Sure, it is normal to think about the past and reminisce a bit. However, when you are obsessively focusing on the past, your mind isn’t in the now. That means you are missing out on a lot of the great things that are in front of you. You are also missing out on the best things that could be ahead of you, too.
Sometimes, when people are so focused on the past, it can cause them to abuse alcohol or drugs. For example, if someone had a traumatic experience, they might abuse alcohol to hide from the memories of that one experience. Over time, they become numb to most feelings and it can be ruin their relationships and self-worth
That doesn’t have to be how your life plays out. You can overcome the past and live in the present. Mindfulness meditation can help you to do this. It can help you start your recovery and stay present in the process of recovery, as well.
Deep Breathing is Important
Do you have an addiction or a mental health disorder? If you do, then we suggest that you focus on what you need to do to overcome those issues? The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out on your own. Our team has years of experience in helping people to treat addictions and mental health disorders.
One treatment that you might want to try to work through these issues is mindfulness meditation. When participating in this treatment, you will be practicing and perfecting deep breathing. Research shows that deep breathing can help with numerous things throughout the recovery process including:
- Letting go of emotions you have held onto for so long
- Learning to release exaggerated thoughts and replace them with the truth
- Relieving depression, anxiety, stress, and other feelings that are holding you back from a better life
- Easing physical pain
- Helping you to prevent a relapse
- Allowing you to focus on the present moment
- Learning to celebrate the positive things in healthy ways
During the recovery process, there are many feelings you will experience. You will also be faced with a range of obstacles. On the other hand, you will have many positive things happen to you, as well. Some people are used to celebrating positive events or accomplishments with alcohol or drugs. Mindfulness meditation, and the deep breathing that goes along with it, is going to help you to avoid doing this.
If you want to know more about the practices of deep breathing in this type of treatment, let us know. We would be glad to go over how this treatment works in our treatment programs and how it can help you in the future, too.
Accepting the Disease
If you have an addiction, you have a disease. If you have a mental health disorder, you have a disease. The sooner you accept this, the better it will be for your recovery and for your future.
Most people don’t see addiction or mental health issues for their face value – disease. They see them as a choice or someone who just can’t get their life together. That isn’t the case with either of these issues.
You can get your life back. You can receive treatments that help you to work through both these issues. However, the first step in recovering from an addiction or mental health disorder is to accept and admit that you do have a disease. Once you can do this, you can take the next steps into your recovery. You can finally turn the page on your addiction or mental health disorder and get the help you need.
Start Using Mindfulness Meditation to Boost Your Recovery
Are you hoping to turn your life around after struggling with addiction or a mental health disorder? If so, look no further than our Recovery in Tune treatment programs. We have options that can help you to do this and mindfulness meditation is a great way to get started.
Contact us today to start using mindfulness meditation to boost or start your recovery.