Mindfulness is a practice that helps bring you into the present moment, and works to eliminate automatic, dysfunctional negative thoughts. The strength of mindfulness practice is to be aware of what is happening in the environment around you, and the specific aspects of your surroundings. Mindfulness is found to be effective in addressing chronic pain, stress, anger, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.
Mindfulness in Counselling
Counselling can help you learn and understand mindfulness and how it can benefit you. The psychologist or counsellor will introduce the techniques associated with mindfulness so that you can use these in your daily life, outside of the therapy office. Some therapeutic approaches that teach mindfulness include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
Additional Resources for Mindfulness
PBS: This Emotional Life: