Mindfulness as a part of therapy is often used to help clients hone their ability to attend to their experience in a different way. As a part of “ACT” Acceptance and Commitment Therapy you may be asked by your therapist to practice mindfulness in the therapy room or between sessions. Much like exposure practices, skill develops from repeated practice rather than doing an exercise once.

Below, we’ve added a favorite ACT exercise “Leaves on a Stream” with thanks to Therapy in a Nutshell.