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Supporting NJ’s Addiction Workforce
Being in a helping profession can often lead to fatigue and feelings of burn out. When faced with these challenging roadblocks, the practice of Mindfulness or centering one's awareness back to the present moment without judgement can help.
NJPN invites all Peer Recovery Specialists and Licensed Clinical Staff to explore this page to learn more about the Mindfulness approach and how you can apply this practice in your professional and personal lives to build resiliency and self-regulator capacity.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the state of focusing all of one's attention to the present moment without evaluation or judgement.
With roots in Buddhist teachings, mindfulness can be considered a form of meditation where the goal is to achieve a higher level of consciousness. To be mindful is to be tuned into one's current experience, feelings, emotions, and thoughts with acceptance.
This open-minded approach encourages exploration of any strong emotions observed in the moment and can provide clarity into one's feelings and behaviors. Many people who practice mindfulness report not only finding a greater sense of inner peace, but also improved relationships with their environments, life situations, and with others.
You may have heard the word mindfulness used in tandem with recent health and wellness movements—and with good reason. Research has shown many positive mental and physical health benefits attributed to practicing mindfulness.
PRACTICING MINDFULNESS CAN ...