Mindfulness training is based on ancient Buddhist models of human suffering and has proven to be an effective evidence-based intervention utilized in the treatment of addictions. At Full Heart Recovery, our therapists integrate mindfulness practices in order to teach individuals how to detect and modify their relationship to automatic thought patterns; urges and cravings. In utilizing mindfulness we find that individuals who struggle with addictions learn how to maintain attention on their immediate experience and cultivate an attitude of acceptance toward that experience.
Recent neurobiological research findings have suggested that Mindfulness training may alter brain activity in neural networks that are instrumental in the maintenance of addictive behaviors. In essence, the more an individual is able to attend to their present internal and external experience, the less likely they will be to resort to habitual, maladaptive sexual behaviors.