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Holistic Healing: Incorporating mindfulness and meditation in your recovery journey

Natural Practices to Aid in Sobriety

Holistic healing is a type of healthcare approach that focuses on treating the whole person, rather than just addressing specific symptoms or diseases. This method considers the complete physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellbeing of an individual. It’s rooted in the understanding that all these aspects affect your overall health, and being unbalanced in one aspect can impact how you feel in others. Holistic healing often combines traditional medicine with alternative therapies to promote optimal health and prevent future illness.

To learn more about how incorporating mindfulness and meditation in your recovery journey can benefit you, feel free to schedule a consultation with a member of the Mount Sinai team. Give us a call at (800) 353-4673 today to get started.

How Mindfulness and Meditation Can Assist in Addiction Recovery

Mindfulness and meditation are powerful tools that have been widely recognized for their effectiveness in addiction recovery. Mindfulness, the practice of deliberately focusing on the present moment in a non-judgmental way, can help individuals manage their emotions, reduce stress, and control addictive cravings. Meditation, a practice where an individual focuses the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity, helps to train attention and awareness, in addition to achieving a mentally clear and emotionally stable state.

Both techniques help positively change the brain structure, increase self-awareness, and build resilience. Mindfulness-based interventions have been proven to alter the brain’s neural pathways, making it easier for individuals to regulate their emotions and manage stress. In fact, a study published in Psychiatry Research noted that after an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course, participants showed increased gray-matter density in the hippocampus (an area important for learning and memory), and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection.

Furthermore, mindfulness and meditation can effectively reduce addictive cravings, which is a common trigger for relapse. Incorporating mindfulness and meditation into addiction recovery therapy can create a strong foundation for sobriety. These practices not only minimize the chances of relapse but also improve the quality of life of the individual, leading to a successful, sober recovery.

Get Started on Your Recovery Journey Today

At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, we are here to assist you during every step of your recovery journey. To learn more about holistic services we offer and how they can benefit you or a loved one, schedule a consultation with one of our compassionate team members today. Contact us at (800) 353-4673 to begin taking the first steps of your journey.