I am a great fan of Russ Harris’ book the Happiness Trap. In his book he explains ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) as an alternative to CBT. It focusses on accepting your troubling thoughts and learning to deal with them rather than trying to reason with them or replacing them with happy thoughts which often is the approach in CBT. Mindfulness plays an important role in ACT. I followed Russ Harris’ eight week on-line programme and use some of his techniques in my sessions when appropriate. So far great results!