Mindfulness-based approaches are designed to help increase an individual’s ability to focus attention on the present moment in a non-judgmental manner. The cultivation of mindfulness increases the capacity to shift attention away from states of mind that cause distress such as fear or worrisome thoughts. Mindfulness increases calm, focused attention and resilience.
Compassion- based approaches are the foundation of emotional healing. Compassion allows individuals to approach painful experiences with kindness and a sense of connection with others. It provides tools and resources to approach and work through difficult feelings such as fear, shame, anger, sadness, and anxiety. Through self-compassion, individuals can respond to themselves and others with kindness, compassion, and understanding.