Mindfulness is a path to the mind-body link where you can make positive change at a neurological level. By working mindfully, you can slow down your experience and engage your brain’s safety system (the amygdala). For example, if a previous experience has left you stuck in fight-or-flight-or-freeze mode, moving slowly and mindfully communicates to your safety control center that everything is okay now, and it does so in a way that talk alone can’t do.
You may want to try mindfulness-based therapy if you experience:
- Emotional issues
- Relationship issues
- Problems with self-esteem