Mindfulness is defined by Jon Kabat Zinn as, paying attention, in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. The goal of being more mindful—not less is very challenging to the person in early recovery. At AToN Center, we offer research based detox protocols and mental health recovery services to help the recovering person develop the fortitude to live life mindfully.
The following article Everyday Mindfulness (https://beherenownetwork.com/mindfulness-as-a-daily-habit/), written by Rameshwar Das Lytton and Raghu Markus offers a wonderful introduction to different daily practices that enhance mindfulness.
The benefits of living life sober and mindfully are many. Some are, anxiety and depression are reduced through breathing practices and bringing our thoughts to our locus of control; right here, right now. Mindfulness affords the practicing individual to be more present, be more attentive, and to help them choose healthy, rather than unhealthy actions.
By developing self-awareness one leads a more interconnected life, a life that is richer and more fulfilled. I hope that you enjoy this wonderful article, and consider calling us to help you or your loved one live a meaningful, heartfelt, healthy life.
Chris McDuffie, MA CADC II
Chemical Dependency Counselor
AToN Center 888-535-1516