Mindfulness & Meditation
One of the most vital aspects to healing is the connection to our inner self. We are far beyond a physical body, and to be able to heal our physical body, we also need to pay a large degree of attention to our mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Without doing so, we are merely treating physical symptoms.
One of the best ways of being able to connect with our inner self is through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. There is an ever-growing body of research proving the benefits of this practice to help people on their healing journey.
Mindfulness is the ability to fully be present in the moment, being aware of our present state (where we are, what we are doing), and ability to experience this through a sense of calm and collectedness. We are bombarded with a lot of chaos in our everyday lives. From our rushed morning routines to get us and our families out of the house on time, to experiencing all forms of road rage, to having to meets constant deadlines, only to rush back home for dinner and then bedtime. And learning how to be more mindful and practice daily meditation can help bring a sense of calm, tranquility and clarity to our lives to help the feel less chaotic and more controlled.
Meditation and mindful-based practices can often sound scary and tedious. But they are not. There are plenty of ways to help incorporate these research-based life-changing practices into our daily lives to benefit not just our mind, but many physiological processes in the body. Research has shown meditation and mindfulness can help change signals in the body that govern our physical state. If we can improve our minds, our moods, and our thoughts, we are able to do wonders for our physical health.
The EBL Approach
At EBL, we understand the importance of the mind body connection, because each of us at the EBL Clinic has personally been able to change our lives incorporating these practices. We actively seek to nurture this connection for all of our patients through teaching deep breathing techniques, how to be more present in their daily lives, and our regular mediation workshops.