Stress is an unavoidable fact of life we all live with and cannot escape. The ongoing uncertainties of life’s events can be both challenging and enlightening.
In keeping with our mission of increasing the quality of life for our patients, NSCFF has partnered with Dr. Patricia D. Isis PhD, LMHC, ATR-BC, to offer courses in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Dr. Isis holds her PhD in Expressive Therapies. She is a board certified and licensed art therapist as well as a licensed mental health counselor by the state of Florida.
Mindfulness has been shown to to empower adults living with chronic illness to effectively manage stressors and fully take an active role in living. The mindfulness process unfolds through increasing self-awareness and insight into habitual patterns of thinking and behaving. Having awareness of these patterns allows one to further understand what fuels stress reactivity and suffering and offers alternatives toward greater balance and peace. The approach of mindfulness meditation trains a person to develop techniques such as awareness of the present moment. Thoughts of a judgmental nature, triggered memories and worries about the future, are nudged aside as attention is devoted to “here and now” sensations and messages. Many patients who undergo the training have improved quality of life and reduced fatigue and depression after the course and also at a six-month follow up, compared to their counterparts who only received the standard medical care.
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