Pearlman & Associates

655 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

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Mental Health Daily Tip: Practice Mindful Meditation

Give it a try and observe how it positively impacts your daily life and overall mental health.

Today’s mental health tip focuses on the practice of mindfulness meditation, which offers significant benefits for your overall well-being and stress reduction.

The Process:

To begin, find a quiet and comfortable space where you can sit or lie down without distractions. It’s important to create an environment that promotes relaxation and makes you feel at ease. Once you’re settled, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, allowing any tension or thoughts in your mind to dissipate.

Next, shift your attention to your breath. Observe the sensations of each inhalation and exhalation. Notice how the breath moves in and out of your body, the rise and fall of your chest or abdomen, and any other physical sensations related to breathing. Fully immerse yourself in the experience of each breath, being present in the moment.

While focusing on your breath, thoughts, emotions, or physical sensations may arise naturally. Embrace these experiences as a normal part of meditation. Rather than suppressing or fighting against them, practice acknowledging them without judgment. Observe their presence as they come and go, without attaching significance or getting caught up in their content.

Whenever you notice your mind wandering or becoming distracted, gently guide your attention back to the breath. Let the breath serve as your anchor, bringing you back to the present moment. Each time your mind drifts, view it as an opportunity to practice patience and non-judgment. Over time, with consistent practice, you will develop the ability to maintain a more focused and centered state of mind.

Take Away:

As you embark on your mindfulness meditation journey, start with a few minutes each day and gradually increase the duration as you feel more comfortable. Consistency is key, so aim to establish a regular practice that suits you. Remember, mindfulness is not limited to formal meditation sessions. You can bring this quality of awareness to other activities throughout your day, such as eating, walking, or engaging in conversation.

By regularly practicing mindfulness meditation, you can experience profound effects on your mental well-being. It can cultivate greater self-awareness, reduce anxiety and stress, improve focus and concentration, and foster a sense of inner calm and peace. Give it a try and observe the positive impact it has on your daily life and overall mental health.

Additional Resources:

About Us: is a St. Louis mental health therapy practice in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The practice has a team of mental health therapists who provide therapy and counseling services to kids, teens, adults, couples, and families. Pearlman & Associates specializes in stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, and other mental health related issues and concerns. The practice can be reached by phone at: 314-942-1147, by email at: or on the web at: The office is located at: 655 Craig Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141.