What are the Benefits of Mindfulness?

zen meditationThe benefits you can experience from learning to become more mindful are virtually limitless. Mindfulness allows you to relate to and deal directly with whatever is happening in your life. Instead of struggling to escape, suppress or avoid distressing thoughts and feelings, mindfulness helps you approach whatever is going on in your life, in your thoughts, and with your emotions, without becoming overwhelmed.

When you start being more mindful and start living in the present moment, you’ll experience your life more fully, and become more in touch with yourself, who you are, what is important to you, and what you want out of life.


Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self-Esteem

If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, stress or low self-esteem, mindfulness-based counselling and therapy can help you slow down your mind and deal with racing thoughts and negative thinking, regrets, worries and fears. Mindfulness will help you calm your emotions and transform painful feelings, handle change and uncertainty, and long- and short-term stress.

Personal Growth and Exploration

Sometimes when people come for counselling or therapy, they’re not sure what’s wrong, they just know that things aren’t right. If you’re feeling stuck in your life or struggling with a lack of direction or meaning, mindfulness-based counselling and therapy can help you get in touch with your inner wisdom and intuition and open yourself up to insights about yourself and your life.

Mindfulness encourages personal growth through greater self-knowledge and understanding, self-awareness and self-acceptance, which leads to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

Other Benefits of Mindfulness

Some of the other benefits associated with mindfulness include:

  • Increased ability to relax and improved sleep
  • Enhanced sense of well-being
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Improved concentration and problem solving
  • Greater satisfaction in personal relationships
  • Becoming less judgmental and treating others with greater acceptance
  • Decreases in medical symptoms such as chronic pain and high blood pressure and improved immune function and resilience
Guelph Therapist Greg Dorter

I’m a Guelph therapist using mindfulness-based approaches to therapy to help people make positive changes and improve their lives.

For more information about how you could benefit from mindfulness-based therapy, visit my mindfulness therapy webpage. To make an appointment for counselling or therapy, please call me at 226-500-4086 or email greg@guelphtherapist.ca.

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