Practicing mindfulness can enable people be better able to separate themselves from negative thoughts, emotions, and even bodily sensations, often before becoming too overwhelmed. When clients can practice mindfulness, they find it easier to stay present. I work with clients to help them stay in the present moment, and not ruminating about the past or about the uncertainty of the future. When you think about it, things that pull us into the present moment are the things we enjoy most: good conversation, good food, movies and shows, sports, spending time with friends and family. Mindfulness practices help put people in more control their thoughts, rather than be controlled by them.