When people hear the term mindfulness, they often think of meditation. While that can be a component, mindfulness simply put is awareness of thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations in the present moment, focusing on acceptance and not judging oneself (especially if the mind races or becomes distracted). Overtime, this practice can promote a sense of calmness, insightfulness, and many other benefits. A therapist who uses mindfulness will use psychoeducation to teach you mindfulness principles and how to use mindfulness in your daily life. Mindfulness can often be coupled with other forms of therapy: cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, art therapy, play therapy, and family therapy to name a few.