Meditations for Marriage and Family Therapists

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We know you’ve likely found or created great meditations for your clients. But, what about for you, what about meditations for therapists?

Meditations for Marriage and Family Therapists

As a marriage and family therapist, you help clients reconnect with their mind, body, and spirit. But when you’re not serving your community, how much time do you take for YOU?

It’s easy to dismiss your own needs when you’re prioritizing those of others, though we encourage you to push back against the narrative that you have to neglect yourself to truly support your clients. And that starts with integrating self-care into your regular routine.

Below, we’ve included some meditations for marriage and family therapists.

They’ll encourage you to slow down and reconnect with yourself at a pace that works for you, covering topics of gratitude, self-love, detachment, and money.

Give yourself permission this week to move away from the doing and embrace the simply being. Then, check out one or more of the powerful meditations below, led by Kelly Higdon, LMFT. We can’t wait to hear how they’ve impacted your life and business!

Gratitude Meditation

Without a clear, sustainable vision and plan, the day-to-day experience of running a marriage and family therapy practice can feel like it leaves no space for other areas of your life. That’s when you begin to focus more on the routine and all of your to-dos, losing sight of what matters most.

It’s time to remind yourself of all the people and things that contribute to your well-being. Maybe it’s as simple as the last meal you had. Or it can be about a relationship you value that brings a lot of joy into your life. Whatever it is, pause for a moment to really reflect on it and feel the appreciation for the role it’s played in your life, bringing you more energy and inspiration.

Take a moment to experience gratitude for your life and how it’s connected to others. How even the most seemingly “mundane” things are a gift and made possible by the communities that surround you — even if you might not always realize it in the moment.

Check out the gratitude meditation here!

Self-Love Meditation

After you’ve taken some time to reflect on the things you’re grateful for — as a marriage and family therapist AND as a human being with the power to influence the lives of others — it’s time to experience that power by sending some love out into the world (and to yourself).

There’s love within you, and it can be accessed at any time.

Shift your focus from what hasn’t been done and what needs to be done and start replacing all that built-up negative self-talk and shame with the grounding feelings of love.

You have a lot to offer as a healing professional, but don’t limit your strengths to the transformational work you do with clients. Because you’re deserving of love regardless of whether you serve the people in your life.

The simple truth is that each and every one of us has value.

Sometimes, it’s a matter of giving yourself the same love that you give to others — and deeply feeling and knowing you deserve that love just as much as them.

Check out the self-love meditation here!

Detachment Meditation

As much as we value gratitude and self-love, we also recognize there’s a time and place for detachment and untangling from the barrage of thoughts that can show up in your mind.

Whether it’s thinking back to a recent session with one of your marriage and family therapy clients that didn’t go as well as you’d hoped or ruminating on the difficulties you’re experiencing in your personal life, practicing detachment allows you to distance yourself from those thoughts.

Instead of being stuck in a cycle of anxiety, considering all the “what-ifs” and things you could do differently, the practice of detachment lets you observe each of your thoughts like they’re flowing down a river, acknowledging their presence and letting them go.

Remember: It’s not about judging your thoughts.

Even if your thoughts bring up feelings of discomfort, allowing them to be there and accepting them for what they are is what allows you to process them — and ultimately let each one of them go through their natural flow until they pass and plateau in intensity.

Check out the detachment meditation here!

Money Meditation

Your journey toward wealth as a marriage and family therapist happens at your own pace. It’s one-of-a-kind, based on your experiences, and it’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out yet. But don’t forget to recognize the progress you’ve made along the journey.

Think about your solo or group practice as a seed. From an outsider’s perspective, it doesn’t look like much is happening. And yet, as someone who’s constantly giving it the attention it needs to grow and flourish, you recognize its expanding potential. Then, one day — maybe when you’re starting to question if it’s all worth it — you see the positive outcomes of your efforts.

Your life and business may be growing without you even realizing it. The process may be slow, and sometimes even a bit frustrating (we totally get it!) but know that there’s value in your efforts. Maybe it’s a few months, or maybe it’s a few years. Eventually, though, as the income from your values-aligned practice reaches new levels, you’ll realize it was all worth it.

For now, it’s all about celebrating where you’re at and where you’re going.

Check out the money meditation here!

Share Your Thoughts on The Marriage and Family Therapist Meditations

How did these meditations for marriage and family therapists help you and your practice? Let us know your experiences below and whether you’re interested in us creating more meditations for you in the future! In the meantime, click here to learn all about our Starting a Counseling Practice Success Stories and Starting a Private Practice podcasts + where to subscribe for more!

P.S. If you’ve found any of these meditations to be valuable, know they don’t have to be a one-time listen. Incorporate space for reconnecting with your mind, body, and spirit on a regular basis — even if it’s outside of the context of your private practice business hours.

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