How to Put Mindfulness to Work for You: Empowering Yourself to Heal

September 8, 2011 Douglas Cootey

Recent studies have shown that meditation can have a physical and neurological effect on the brain, thickening the brain in the areas that regulate emotion and pain. This correlates to greater control over our mental health, something that proponents of cognitive behavior therapy have been advocating for years.

melanie-greenbergDr. Melanie Greenberg, our recent guest on HealthyPlace TV, has combined the Eastern-based practice of Mindfulness with cognitive behavior therapy to create a powerful program that helps her patients manage their mental health problems. Mindfulness in Buddhism is one of the seven factors of enlightenment, focusing on an attentive awareness of the reality of things. Applying this trained awareness to conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression empowers the practitioner to be more self-aware and better able to alleviate their mental health problems.

Join us today as Dr. Greenberg discusses the benefits of these techniques from keeping one's attention in the present moment, learning the difference between self-awareness and self-criticism, reinforcing positive thinking, and the work necessary to make Mindfulness an effective tool towards treating various mental health issues.

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Cootey, D. (2011, September 8). How to Put Mindfulness to Work for You: Empowering Yourself to Heal, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 23 from

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