Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mindfulness, Health and Wellness

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Mindfulness can be described in many ways. From a psychological standpoint, mindfulness can be defined as "a kind of nonelaborative, nonjudgmental, present-centered awareness in which each thought, feeling, or sensation is acknowledged and accepted as it is".

Mindfulness techniques are becoming more and more commonplace in psychotherapy settings, and there is evidence that mindfulness can be an effective treatment option for a variety of mental health complaints, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and depression and anxiety. 

Interested in learning more?  Read the CNN Health article, "Can mindfulness help manage pain and mental illness?" by Elizabeth Landau.  For more information about mental health and wellness be sure to visit NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania online and keep up with our blog with a subscription to our RSS feed!

Contributed by Lora M. Dziemiela, Program Secretary

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