Mindfulness Meditation is a proven way to reduce stress, and it can improve mental and physical health overall. This type of meditation may be particularly helpful for veterans and active-duty military members who are facing challenges in their lives. At Internal Expressions, experienced Health and Wellness Coach and Navy veteran Michael Williams helps clients learn mindfulness and bring it into their daily lives. This type of meditation can help you reduce stress, enhance focus, and overcome challenges while improving your compassion towards yourself and others. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Mindfulness centers around awareness and acceptance. The mindfulness approach teaches you to be gentle and nurturing to yourself while helping you reach your goals.
At Internal Expressions, experienced meditation coach Michael Williams focuses on mindfulness as part of meditation because it’s highly effective in guiding clients to healthier and happier lives. He also teaches you non-meditation mindfulness practices to add to your everyday life.
The main aspects of mindfulness are:
Attention heightens your awareness. It focuses on paying attention to your breathing, thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations.
Acceptance means paying attention to your breathing, thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations without reacting to them. You’ll learn how to simply observe without getting lost in those things.
Attention and acceptance lay the groundwork for learning and implementing new mindfulness practices. Some of the ways you’ll learn to implement mindfulness practices in your daily life include breathwork (controlled breathing techniques), movement mindfulness, and compassionate communication.
Mindfulness offers many benefits, including:
More than 200 mindfulness studies have shown mindfulness is a powerful tool for stress, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, studies have found that it’s helpful for many patients who struggle with substance dependence.
Military veterans are more likely to experience chronic pain than civilians, and finding long-term solutions is often difficult. Mindfulness may help reduce chronic pain and its associated stress and fatigue.
The benefits of mindfulness also extend to areas that might surprise you. It might even improve your immune system function and help you recover faster when you’re sick.
Overall, mindfulness coaching can help you take control of your life and improve virtually every aspect of it. There are no invasive treatments with mindfulness coaching: the focus is training your brain (your “mental muscle”) to work stronger and better.
If you’re ready to learn more about how mindfulness meditation can help you overcome stress, anxiety, and other problems that are disrupting your daily life, reach out to Internal Expressions or use the online appointment scheduling feature to arrange your coaching session with Michael today.