Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
Kostanski, Marion and Hassed, Craig and Gullone, Eleonora and Ciechomski, Lisa and Chambers, Richard and Allen, Nick (2006) Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy in Australia, 12 (4). pp. 10-18. ISSN 1323-0921Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.
Recent studies have highlighted the promising benefits of mindfulness-based interventions for a range of clinical issues. The growing interest among practitioners in using mindfulness as an intervention raises issues of therapeutic potential, practical application and potential adverse effects. Mindfulness meditation is defined as paying attention to ongoing sensory experiences and mental contents, deliberately and intentionally, and in a non-elaborative and non-judgmental way. The history and psychological mechanisms of mindfulness meditation is discussed as well as the ways it differs from traditional cognitive therapies. Empirical evidence for mindfulness meditation as a therapeutic technique is considered in addition to costs and benefits, potential adverse effects and practitioner issues such as skills and training. Finally, we examine the proposition that interest in mindfulness meditation has spawned a number of new therapies that appear to have high efficacy and represent a new conceptualization of potentially active ingredients in psychotherapy and psychological change.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ResPubID10485, mindfulness-based interventions , mindfulness meditation, ongoing sensory experiences, therapeutic techniques|
|Subjects:||FOR Classification > 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
|Date Deposited:||19 Aug 2011 05:48|
|Last Modified:||19 Aug 2011 05:48|
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