Mindfulness psychotherapy practices teach us to focus on the present moment, pay attention with purpose, and observe without judgment. In practicing mindfulness, we notice negative thoughts, mental images, physical sensations, visual and aural details as they occur in the present moment, but we try to resist reacting or attaching to them. As we become aware of the way we formulate our beliefs, we can learn how to resist the impulse to worry about the future or regret our past, which are sources of great suffering. Negative thinking is examined and transformed into more effective ways of being.

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