The third session began with a mindfulness exercise of about one minute’s duration. This time Deborah just felt her body in the chair she was sitting in, and described the sensations to herself without having to change anything.
Deborah had done some sleep hygiene work. On several nights she tried to go to bed at a certain time, and she got out of bed a few times when she woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep. She thought it might have made a slight difference, but because she awoke using an alarm even though she didn’t have to go to work, she actually felt more tired. This was normalized by the therapist as being part of the process, and Deborah was encouraged to keep it up.