Mindfulness is a key component of Focus on Change as is staying in contact with the present moment. Since the mindfulness skills you will learn are connected to your values and goals we might call this type of work “applied mindfulness.” Although Focus on Change is primarily a skills based approach to change, developing the qualities of awareness and self-observation will help you avoid getting stuck in thoughts that are counterproductive to your commitments and goals.

For some, meditation has proven helpful in achieving mental and emotional flexibility. Help is offered to those interested in creating a daily meditation practice. The development of self-compassion is another important aspect of Focus on Change, along with the willingness to face challenges as they arise.