Today I conducted a session outside, in the sun, near running water, with birds singing. It was glorious.
I have begun teaching two teenagers DBT skills (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). It is a therapy that embraces the now. One learns skills with which to live in the present, tolerate distress and emotionally regulate oneself. It involves breathing, using all five senses and experiencing life as it is happening, living neither in the past or the future.
So we talked for a while. Then we walked around the beautiful Japanese garden, listening to the flowing water, standing for awhile watching the koi swim and flip about in the pond. The sun was warm and the breeze was light and fresh. A perfect setting for learning about awareness.
I plan to do more sessions there!