Yes, my last therapist and one other health worker recommended "mindfulness" practice to me. They said that including mindfulness techniques can be quite effective used with treatment. Useful on their own too, of course.
I've read this book several times -
"When things Fall Apart
: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
" by Pema Chodron
about improving one's life, conquering fears + troublesome thoughts... wonderfully written.
She's a buddhist nun/teacher who lives in Canada. But the book isn't purely for buddhists - it's for everyone - doesn't really rely on religion.
The book teaches methods of meditation + mindfulness- understanding/compassion - both within oneself, and within the world.
It helped me - tho I haven't practiced, and so will start to read it again..
Maybe you can find it at a library or something.