I must have read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle half a dozen times, at least. I found it inspiring and a wonderful guide on how to have more equanimity in my life. As the title suggests, the main theme of the book is the importance of being in the present moment.
Psychotherapy also works best when the past is re-experienced in the present. As you talk and reflect on your past experiences what’s important is the emotions and sensations you feel in your body in the present moment.
Allowing yourself to feel your feelings helps heal past wounding.
You can find out more about Eckhart Tolle at www.eckharttolle.com. The Power of Now is available from various book suppliers online or from bookstores.