so. Phoenix Rising Counseling Center will be bringing some new things to 2019 and we will be posting updates there! Stay tuned! I thought I would talk a bit about mindfulness. This is a skill I teach in therapy and it is really a skill that can benefit most people. Mindfulness is a practice in which we are conscious or fully aware of the present moment. Meaning we can be attentive to what is in front of us, rather than thinking about what we will have for dinner tonight, or wondering if I forgot to close the garage door. Incorporating a mindful practice to your daily routine can have many benefits, including better clarity, concentration, and a greater appreciation for the moment. There are many different ways to practice mindfulness, but today, I’m going to walk you through one of my favorites. This is a grounding technique that I use, but I use it to practice mindfulness as well because of how this helps to focus on the details and appreciate what’s in the space with me. This activity is intended as education only and not intended to replace your therapy practices or recommendations from your therapist. If you are struggling with this technique or are not sure if it is right for you, please talk to your individual therapist about your particular situation.