Mindfulness can be a part of therapy, and is one of the main skills learned in DBT therapy. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment, without judgment. The practice of mindfulness can take some time and effort to master, but it can become easier with regular practice.
Learning mindfulness can be challenging at first because it requires individuals to focus their attention and to observe their thoughts and emotions without judgment. This can be difficult for some people because they may be used to constantly multitasking and thinking about the past or future. Additionally, for some people, it may be difficult to quiet the mind and to focus on the present moment due to trauma or intense emotions.
However, with regular practice, mindfulness can become more natural and even effortless. It's important to remember that mindfulness is a skill that can be developed over time, and that it's okay to have difficulty with it at first. It is also important to remember that everyone's experience is unique and that mindfulness may work differently for different individuals. Some people may find it easy to learn while others may find it more challenging. It is always best to be patient with yourself and to try different mindfulness practices to find which one works best for you.
Want to learn more? Schedule a 15 minute consultation to discuss your goals and see if mindfulness as part of group therapy can help you.