If you are looking for holistic treatment for drug addiction, Landmark Recovery’s mindfulness therapy program in Oklahoma is available. Mindfulness therapy is a holistic approach that helps you address your addiction, your behaviors, and mental health issues that you may be dealing with daily.
We designed our mindfulness therapy program in Oklahoma to help you create awareness of what is around you and inside of you so that you can overcome negativity. Your mind works in ways that trap you into specific thoughts or behaviors. You may be tempted to return to those thoughts or actions time and again.
Through mindfulness, you become aware of the negative thoughts and beliefs you may have. The more informed you are, the more empowered you are to manage negative thoughts. Your Landmark Recovery therapist can help you through mindfulness therapy.
Triggers can be physical, emotional, or mental connections that draw you back to your dependency on a substance. You may not realize that these triggers exist at first. By working with your therapist or a meditation teacher, you can start to identify these triggers and the draw they have on your mind.
Once identified, triggers are predictable and usually initiate some type of pattern or predictable behavior. For instance, you may walk into a room, hang out with an old friend, or experience something with the senses that cause you to feel a certain way. All you may realize at first is how you feel, without realizing how or why the trigger stimulated the feeling.
Mindfulness-based relapse prevention helps you to identify these triggers before they control your thoughts and lead you back to your addictive behaviors. When you have more control over your triggers, then you learn how to respond appropriately instead of reacting emotionally.
The Primary Goals of Mindfulness Therapy
We use mindfulness therapy in other types of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or dialectical behavior therapy. What makes mindfulness therapy effective? It helps you achieve several goals such as:
- Develop a consistent awareness of your triggers and reactions – the vicious cycle
- Change how you react to situations that are uncomfortable or hard to deal with so that you do not turn to drugs or alcohol
- Stop judging everything and everyone around you, as well as yourself
- Create a lifestyle for mindfulness practice and recovery so that you have long-term success
While each of these goals are attainable, you will not achieve them overnight. Like anything else, mastering mindfulness therapy is a process of completing one small step to the next. Therefore, you need to be patient as you accomplish your goals one by one. Eventually, mindfulness will become natural to you.
Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery
Our mindfulness therapy program in Oklahoma is not a primary form of treatment for alcohol or drug addiction. You will still want to explore evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or dialectical behavior therapy. However, once you finish your primary treatment is finished, mindfulness provides a more long-term approach to recovery.
You can practice mindfulness in an individual and group setting. However, you can also practice mindfulness in any setting at any time. You do not have to wait for your therapist or for your group to comes together. Mindfulness becomes more than just a practice. It turns into a lifestyle that guides you throughout your recovery.
Learn More About Our Mindfulness Therapy Program in Oklahoma
To find out more about our mindfulness therapy program in Oklahoma, call Landmark Recovery at 405.494.4239. We offer a wide range of treatments for addiction to drugs and alcohol. Landmark Recovery is here to get you on the road to recovery.