Mindfulness practice is very important. I suffer from both anxiety and depression. I read a couple books and deceived to give mindful meditation a try. I have practiced this technique for almost two years now. Mindfulness is a very useful technique for those who suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression. Generally, anxiety and depression symptoms increase when they reflect back on past events or project into the future. These habits increase the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Mindfulness allows you to focus on the “right now” and leave both the past and future behind.
I found this technique useful. There are several other techniques such as: Thai chi, yoga, and imagery meditation. I think each person has to find a model that works for them.
From this course I am taking away the stages of older adults and the ecological perspective. This will allow me to really focus on stressors in the environment that are keeping my clients from reaching their goals, help them find meaningful ways to change those.