I had a different topic planned for this week's PIIP episode, however it's been a tough week and I wanted to share what I do when I'm struggling with something - as it may help you too.
It's practicing mindfulness.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and engaged in the current moment, without judgment or distraction. It involves focusing one's attention on the present experience, including thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment, in a non-judgmental way.
Mindfulness is often practiced through various techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises, and body scans. It has been shown to have a wide range of benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety, improved focus and concentration, increased emotional regulation, and greater overall well-being.
In this episode I share what mindfulness can help with and how you can become more mindful.
Plus learn more about the app I mention in the episode and get a free 7 day trial and a course on transforming your relationship with anxiety. https://mindfulnesscom-partner-program.pxf.io/c/3141999/1521271/16803 (affiliate link)
Find a therapist options:
Get 10% off your first month of Betterhelp online therapy. Learn more. (affiliate link): https://betterhelp.com/lisamustard
Learn about Hopscotch: https://www.joinhopscotch.com/
Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us
Mental Health Resources and Support:
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support via phone or chat for people in distress, resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Includes information on finding your local crisis center. Phone: 988 Website: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.SAMHSA’s National Helpline | SAMHSA
It’s important to stress that these episodes are not meant to take the place of any work you’re doing with your therapist or doctor. In fact, please run these ideas by your counselor or doctor before you act on them to make sure you are ready for them or even fit for the suggestions. I can’t stress this enough, each person is unique and their situation is unique so please talk to your dr before starting anything new I may be suggesting.
The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard, and the information provided by Lisa Mustard, is solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Lisa Mustard is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health.
Other Put It Into Practice episodes:
How to Find a Therapist or Counselor
How To Cope with Anxiety Part 1
How to Cope with Anxiety Part 2
Is it Time for a Change? How to Start Something New in 2023
How To Handle Failure
The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health: What to Know and What to Do
Finding Balance: Tips for Managing Social Media and Mental Wellness
Pornography Addiction - A Closer Look
How To Heal A Broken Heart
Life-Changing Lessons: My Favorite Self-Help Books and Why They Matter
The Emotional and Physical Signs of Burnout and Strategies to Overcome