Mindfulness allows clients to look past their limitations and offers a safe, non-competitive space for them to clear their minds and be present. When individuals face anxiety, depression, or eating disorders, being present or fully in the moment can be challenging.
Mindfulness is about clearing the mind, assessing the situation, and taking stock of life and the moment. Individuals who are suffering from an eating disorder often find it difficult to have compassion for themselves. Spending just five minutes a day practicing mindfulness helps them to see themselves as human and be more patient with themselves.
The beauty of learning mindfulness activities is that it doesn’t end once a client leaves eating disorder treatment. Clients can continue to practice mindfulness daily to reinforce positive habits and stay on track toward the healthy and fulfilling lives they deserve.