Mindfulness practice is hugely beneficial to recovery – meditation should be a part of any comprehensive treatment plan. Don’t know where to start? These six apps have you covered.
Mindfulness meditation offers the following benefits to people recovering from addiction:
- Reduced stress
- Strengthened immune system function
- Improved, balanced energy levels
- Aids in flushing out toxins
Meditation helps your body switch over from ‘fight or flight’ mode (which it’s constantly in during active addiction) to ‘rest and digest’ mode, where healing and repair take place. While many people find the practice of sitting with sensations without distraction challenging at first, there are now many apps to make it easier and more convenient.