While Candace Good, MD, believes in the benefits of psychiatric medications, she also brings a whole-body approach to managing mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. At her clinic Sig: Wellness Studio in State College, Pennsylvania, Dr. Good offers mindfulness and Ayurvedic techniques to round out your treatment and empower you to play an active role in your own mental health. To see how mindfulness can benefit you, call Sig: Wellness Studio or schedule an appointment online today.
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment and not overly responsive or overwhelmed by the things going on around you. It focuses on cultivating awareness and acceptance by being more aware of your present experience. This mindful state can be developed using various techniques, including different types of meditation.
Meditation is a technique encouraging concentration, emotional positivity, clarity, and calm. This practice typically involves sitting quietly for a period of time with your eyes closed while you focus on your breathing.
In addition to seated meditation, you can also practice meditating while walking, standing, and moving. It’s also possible to bring a meditation practice to other activities like sports and yoga.
When you become separated from or unaccepting of the present, you can become consumed by worries associated with the future or regrets surrounding the past. This state can make it difficult to manage the inevitable ups and downs related to life.
Practicing mindfulness offers numerous benefits, including:
Mindfulness can also help you suspend judgment and explore your natural curiosities about how the mind works.
Once you’re introduced to ways to cultivate mindfulness, you can bring the practice to all aspects of your life.
Cultivating the practice of mindfulness is beneficial for everyone, especially when it’s used to treat disorders like anxiety, depression, and ADHD. This technique brings awareness, acceptance, and caring to each of your actions while reducing excess stress and improving your life.
Along with her extensive training programs from Wellcoaches and the Maharishi Ayurveda Association of America, Dr. Good also brings her personal experience with mindfulness to her mind-body psychiatric practice. She herself practices focused attention, mindfulness, and transcendental meditation. She has also studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Incorporating mindfulness into your mental health treatment provides the opportunity to stay present, so you can work through your condition instead of relying on medications alone for relief from your symptoms. Mindfulness techniques are also easy to teach, so you can practice them when you’re not meeting with Dr. Good.
By working closely with the men and women in her care, Dr. Good encourages them to better understand the role mindfulness can play in supporting their mental health treatment.
For more information on mindfulness, call Sig: Wellness Studio or schedule an appointment online today.