Mindfulness has recently become a very popular concept not for only mentally ill patient but all individuals.
In simple terms, mindfulness involves paying attention to what is going on inside and outside us, moment by moment.
It is thought that we have easily stopped noticing the world around them and are losing touch with the way our bodies are feeling. Consequently, we are caught up in our thoughts without stopping to notice how those thoughts are driving our emotions and behaviour.
Mindfulness helps us to reconnect with our bodies and the sensations our bodies experience. This involves sessions of paying attention to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the present moment and having an awareness of our thoughts and feelings as they happen moment to moment.
Although it is a self help technique for public but has recently been offered in combinations with other structured therapies by the trained therapies like mindfulness based CBT.