MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness-Based Therapies describe therapies for which mindfulness is a core practice, principal and mechanism for change. Mindfulness is bringing one's attention to the present moment, in a curious and non-judmgemental way. Some Mindfulness-Based approaches include:

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR

    • Empirically proven to reduce many different physical and mental/emotional symptoms​

  • Mindfulness-Based CBT

    • Research shows significant improvement for preventing relapse​

    • Reseach has shown that MBCT is beneficial in reducing symptoms of depression as well, though more structured and thorough reseach is needed.

  • Mindfulness-Based Relationship enhancement

Therapies already described here, which have mindfulness as a core element, would fall under that category. That includes ACT, DBT, and as described above, CBT. Even EMDR may have some resources based in mindfulness. 

 

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