Creating Mindful Mantras !!
Mindfulness is at the center of therapy. You might ask yourself , why is that when there are plenty of other strategies or coping skills people can use? Well, the answer is really quite simple. Until a person can SLOW things down or bring them to a manageable pace, coping skills may be ineffective at first.
Making mantras for ourselves is not all that complicated and I want to STRESS the importance of keeping it simple. The more complicated people make this the less likely they are to engage in using them. One of my clients this week identified the mantra for their day as: I AM OKAY ! This may not sound like much to a lot of people. However, if you are someone who struggles with anxiety and self esteem issues this is HUGE!!
The purpose of creating simple mantras is to keep the person in the mindset for the day of what their mantra is and also to help them identify positive things about themselves and what they CAN achieve. The other important part of this is that the mantra DOES NOT have to change daily. A person can have the same mantra for as long as they need to. And it is extremely important not to rush someone into making a entire list of mantras because quite often that can become less meaningful and feel like too much work.
This week create meaningful and simple mindful mantras !! G