iAMA /Ask Me Anything
Even though it’s officially over, you can still hop on and ask questions!
We all suffer from anxiety, this is a normal and natural part of being human but sometimes, it can become too much for us, and this is the time when many of us turn to therapy for answers. Though we approach our work from very different theoretical perspectives, we both incorporate mindfulness techniques when treating anxiety.
Many think of mindfulness as another word for meditation but it is so much more than that! True, we can practice mindfulness in many types of meditations including breath-work, body-scans, and guided meditations such as the loving kindness guided meditation, but there is so much more! We can use our 5 senses, the natural world, mindfulness around our feelings, and mindfulness with our thoughts.
Have you used mindfulness for anxiety or stress? Do you feel high levels of anxiety and want to learn some tools to help you with it? What have you tried? What works? What doesn’t? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Let’s talk about it!
Catherine Saxton-Thompson, MPH, MSW, LCSW is an online ACT therapist with over 15 years experience in the mental health profession (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a unique therapeutic approach that incorporates mindfulness and values.) She serves clients in several states, including Florida, as well as internationally.