At Morningside Recovery, mindfulness plays a significant role in your detox and rehab experience. Mindfulness works well with a wide array of therapies and services to help you build strength in sobriety and avoid relapse. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy helps you manage your addiction, depression, OCD, anxiety disorders and other conditions, too.

What is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy?

woman benefitting from mindfulness based cognitive therapyFor thousands of years, people have turned to mindfulness for inner peace. But drug and alcohol treatment centers only recently caught onto this practice for addiction and mental illness rehab. The use of mindfulness helps you both physically and mentally stronger. One method, called mindfulness based cognitive therapy, enables you to achieve your treatment goals.

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) works with cognitive behavioral therapy in helping your depression, OCD, and anxiety. With your therapist’s guidance and help, you use MBCT to treat these conditions whether they led to your addiction or came from it.

Dealing with depression is tough. It comes and goes from your life, affecting many people who abuse alcohol or drugs. In fact, substance abuse often starts with this condition or other mental illnesses like it.

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy works because of how it helps your brain maintain healthy connections. These connections damage depression and substance abuse. The damage causes your mental illness to pop up time and again after rehab and throughout your life. But mindfulness based cognitive therapy helps rebuild healthy connections and bridges gaps in your circuitry.

In MBCT you learn how your thoughts impact your behavior and moods. Your beliefs lead you to feel and act in specific ways. So the therapy first tackles how to think more positively and realistically. These healthier ways of thinking spawn healthier moods and behaviors.

The MBCT Model in Rehab Treatment

Your mindfulness based cognitive therapy teaches you awareness of what happens around you. It makes you realize and feel your own experiences, so you mindfully choose how to react, instead of responding in rash ways. Mindfulness simply means you stop reacting quickly in the heat of the moment.

This therapy takes place with a behavioral therapist in your Morningside Recovery rehab treatment in Orange County, CA. It is one type of behavioral and evidence-based therapy used alongside many other forms of treatment. Addiction therapy services of Morningside Recovery rehab programs include:

  • Behavioral therapies like CBT
  • Individual counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Holistic therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Adventure therapy
  • Dual diagnosis treatment

Morningside Recovery Orange County Programs

For your strong sobriety after addiction, you need help for both your addiction and any underlying mental illness. Sometimes mental illnesses like depression, anxiety or OCD start before the addiction. For other people, these illnesses begin after the substance abuse. Either way, you must treat the mental illness to gain long-term sobriety. Otherwise, your psychological illness causes your addiction to relapse.

Morningside Recovery in Orange County, CA hold dual accreditation by the Joint Commission and CARF. These two simple gold seals at the bottom of the rehab’s website prove that Morningside Recovery treatment works. Dual accreditation is rare. But Morningside Recovery works doubly hard to ensure both third-party accreditors find the program among the best of the best in the United States.

Your rehab treatment at Morningside Recovery includes:

  • Medically supervised detox
  • Residential and IOP
  • Aftercare
  • Mindfulness based cognitive therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy 
  • LGBTQ+ programs
  • Pet-friendly treatment

For your best chance of long-term sobriety, call Morningside Recovery in Orange County now at 855-631-2135. You can make better choices every day through mindfulness based cognitive therapy and our other program options.