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Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of the present moment. This practice allows people to become aware of thoughts, emotions, and body sensations from moment to moment. Mindfulness practice also involves doing one thing at a time. Because most of us are conditioned to doing several things at a time, we often do not notice the impact multitasking or mindlessness can have on us. While we pay attention to several different tasks, we often miss what is happening around us or inside of us. We can become accustomed to drowning out our internal or external experience while we multitask which can make it more challenging to experience things in our present moment. Increasing mindfulness in our lives helps us connect more with others, our surroundings, and ourselves. Interested in practicing mindfulness? Try these helpful tips!
Mindfulness is a core component of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). By learning mindfulness, you can begin to implement other coping strategies to manage your emotions, tolerate painful emotions and experiences, and maintain healthy relationships. Interested in learning more about mindfulness or DBT? Contact The Summit Counseling Center by calling 678-893-5300 to schedule an appointment with an Intensively Trained DBT therapist or visit our website to learn more about our DBT program https://summitcounseling.org/dbt-program/