Mindfulness-Based Approaches

Mindfulness has been defined as “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally”. This deceptively simple approach seeks to transform the way that you relate to your thoughts, emotions and the world around you. Experiential exercises aim to develop a steady and non-reactive attention that help you to be present in your life and provide some control over your reactions and repetitive thought patterns.

While there are specific therapies that focus predominantly on mindfulness, at Resonate Psychology we use mindfulness as a tool within ACT or CBT to work on difficulties and to raise awareness. This may take the form of guided exercises during sessions or practices to try between sessions. As with all aspects of our service this will be tailored to the individual needs of the client. Both Bryany and Geoff have a personal mindfulness practice of over 15 years that has included studying in a range of Eastern traditions including Insight Meditation or Vipassana.

Large scale rigorous research into mindfulness is in its early stages but there are encouraging signs that it can be provide significant benefits for some conditions particularly depression. In light of this, we integrate mindfulness within more established approaches.