Mindfulness allows us to be present with our experience, as people, as therapists and as clients. It allows us to bring difficult material to the surface.
The human mind likes labels and definitions, so I have gathered some of my favourite answers to the question what is mindfulness from people who have delved deeply into mindfulness and meditation.
There are many benefits to using mindfulness in counselling. Mindfulness is a cornerstone of Hakomi psychotherapy, and is fundamental to how I work.