ONLINE MINDFULNESS THERAPY FOR ANXIETY
This is the active part of mindfulness. However, we don’t stop there, because mindfulness also has a passive and receptive dimension, which allows us to respond, rather than react, to the experiences that we encounter. In that moment of recognition, we can choose to respond by forming a relationship with the emotion. This is the relationship of mindful listening and investigation. The power of simply being 100% present, not reacting and not even thinking about the emotion that has arisen, is the heart of successful therapy. If you want to change anxiety or depression, you must establish this kind of relationship in which you allow the emotion to exist in the safe space of mindful awareness. Through mindfulness we can maintain this relationship, without becoming caught up in the emotion, or in resisting or fighting the emotion. We learn to just sit with the inner pain as you would sit with a friend in pain. When you have established this kind of mindful-relationship and provide a safe inner space around the emotion, it will respond by changing. The more present you are, the more it will unfold, unwind and transform.
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