Mindfulness

“Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.” -- Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

Mindfulness is the practice of being present. Mindfulness can be incorporated into counseling to help increase awareness, without judgement, and increase self-acceptance. 

 

Mindfulness focuses on attending to the present environment, where we are, what we are doing, and how our body feels, without ascribing any judgement. It is training the mind to be fully engaged in the present moment, without judgment or distraction. Mindfulness teaches people to become more aware of their physical and emotional experiences while not focusing on any judgement or self-criticism about them, but just observing and accepting them as they are. Mindfulness practices can help with mood, attention, stress, and self-awareness. 

At Everwell Health and Counseling Services, our therapists work with their clients to create an individualized treatment approach that may incorporate aspects of mindfulness that sometimes is practiced as part of a session as well as teaching of exercises that can be utilized as part of an ongoing mindfulness practice. 

Our Everwell counselors provide telehealth virtual therapy and counseling for Ann Arbor and its surrounding towns, Washtenaw County, and throughout the state of Michigan.