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Idiot's Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Eileen Bailey, Dr. Jayme Albin

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CHAPTER8

Mindfulness

In This Chapter

  • How to live in the present moment
  • Learning to distance yourself from your thoughts
  • Accepting thoughts in order to move forward
  • Developing control of your mental focus

When you practice mindfulness, you live in the moment. Mindfulness helps you look at your thought process, not to change it, but to observe without judgment. While different from many of the traditional CBT techniques, it still plays an important part in understanding and changing behaviors. In this chapter, you will learn what mindfulness is and how to incorporate it into your everyday life.

What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is directing your ...

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