The Practice of Mindfulness for Chronic Disorders


So many people that I see have medical conditions,
either diseases or pain or both. And they are suffering from psychological
symptoms, in addition. For instance, the therapy we do might help
their depression and also alleviate some of their pain. The other thing I found is often when I do
therapy with someone it helps them be more compliant with their medical treatment. In the cancer center for instance many of
the therapies are very onerous. They’re very taxing. And so having someone to help support you
and teach you coping skills to get through your chemotherapy, your radiation, can be
very helpful. A lot of the work that I do is in the area
of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a kind of state of being where
you are intentionally in the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. And this has been found to be a very therapeutic
place to be in terms of your frame of mind. A lot of the mindfulness-based therapies that
I do help people achieve that state of mind so that they can then do additional things
in a more effective way. We also know that mindfulness-based interventions
are very effective for people with chronic pain in addition to other chronic disorders. It seems to very much help them cope in more
effective ways and live their life so that they have a better quality of life.

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