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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is about thinking and feeling without being overly reactive or judgemental. It is about being in the present, rather than focusing on the past or worrying about the future, and labeling current thoughts and feelings objectively. Mindfulness training might include learning to objectively scan one’s body for tension and stress, to take a deep breath before engaging with another, or to quietly meditate. Mindfulness training can help reduce stress and anxious rumination, manage difficult emotions, and avoid self-criticism. Mindfulness is widely used and integrated into various forms of psychotherapy.