What do Psychotherapy and Mindfulness have in common?

This is an edited version of my article from Planet Mindful, Issue One (Winter 2018) and my guest post on welldoing.org

Psychotherapy and Mindfulness work well together

Mindfulness is becoming recognised as a powerful tool in psychotherapy, and there are a growing number of therapists who are trained in both modalities. Many people are seeing positive results when the two approaches are combined. 

What are the advantages of integrating psychotherapy and mindfulness? How can a combined approach help you heal?

Here are four reasons why:

 

1. They complement each other well

Mindfulness and psychotherapy can be complementary practices. Psychotherapy primarily examines “self in relationship to other”, and mindfulness primarily examines “self in relationship to self.”

The term “mindfulness” is a translation of the Pali term “sati,” which originally meant "to remember" or "to recollect.”

Mindfulness can help develop a...

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The Difference Between Integrative Psychotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

When you’re trying to choose a therapist, some of the therapy types and terms might seem confusing and contradictory. How do you choose the therapist that will be the best fit for you?

In this post, I’d like to explain the difference between one of the most common types of therapy in the UK (which is CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and the approach that I take with my clients (which is Integrative Psychotherapy). I’m not going to define every type of psychotherapy out there, but hopefully defining these two approaches and explaining the major differences between the two, will help you understand the heart of each therapy type and assist you in making the choice that’s right for you.

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What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / CBT?

Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a type of therapy treatment that takes a practical approach to treat issues and change behaviours. Here’s an excellent definition from PsychCentral:...

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