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Mindfulness might best be described as a ‘way of being’ rather than a technique, but in psychological terms it can be taught as a technique to increase insight and alter our relationship with our thoughts.

  • Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire | Baer, Smith, Hopkins, Krietemeyer, Toney | 2006
    • Scale  download archived copy
    • Baer, R. A., Smith, G. T., Hopkins, J., Krietemeyer, J., & Toney, L. (2006). Using self report assessment methods to explore facets of mindfulness. Assessment, 13, 27- 45.

Treatment guides

  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) implementation resources | Willem Kuyken, Rebecca Crane, Mark Williams | 2012 download archived copy

Exercises, Worksheets, and Workbooks

Mindful awareness stabilization training

  • Session 1 – Mindfulness and the window of tolerance download archived copy
  • Session 2 – Mindfulness and the brain download archived copy
  • Session 3 – Mindfulness and emotions download archived copy
  • Session 4 – Developing an action plan for self care download archived copy
  • Audio track 1 – Mindfulness of the senses link
  • Audio track 2 – Three minute breathing space link
  • Audio track 3 – Mindfulness of breath link
  • Audio track 4 – Meditation of sounds link
  • Audio track 5 – Mindfulness of emotions link
  • Audio track 6 – Standing meditation link
  • Audio track 7 – Self-compassion meditation link

There are many packages of mindfulness recordings that can be bought, John Kabat Zinn in particular has produced a number that are suitable for recommending to clients.

Mark Williams and Danny Penman have some free mindfulness recordings which accompany their book:

Free Buddhist Audio is a website set up by the Triratna Buddhist Order. They make recordings of meditations, and Buddhist teachings available for free. Of particular interest to therapists might be:

  • Baer, Ruth A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(2), 125-143.
  • Goldberg, S. B., Tucker, R. P., Greene, P. A., Davidson, R. J., Wampold, B. E., Kearney, D. J., & Simpson, T. L. (2017). Mindfulness-based interventions for psychiatric disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical psychology review.
  • Hedman-Lagerlöf, M., Hedman-Lagerlöf, E., & Öst, L. G. (2018). The empirical support for mindfulness-based interventions for common psychiatric disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological medicine, 1-14.
  • Hofmann, S. G., Sawyer, A. T., Witt, A. A., & Oh, D. (2010). The effect of mindfulness-based therapy on anxiety and depression: A meta-analytic review. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 78(2), 169.
  • Keng, S. L., Smoski, M. J., & Robins, C. J. (2011). Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: A review of empirical studies. Clinical psychology review, 31(6), 1041-1056.

St Michael’s Hospital have developed a great emotional regulation program incorporatingmindfulness.

Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training

  1. Session 1 – Mindfulness and the window of tolerance
  2. Session 2 – Mindfulness and the brain
  3. Session 3 – Mindfulness and emotions
  4. Session 4 – Developing an action plan for self care
  1. Track 1 – Mindfulness of the senses
  2. Track 2 – Three minute breathing space
  3. Track 3 – Mindfulness of breath
  4. Track 4 – Meditation of sounds
  5. Track 5 – Mindfulness of emotions
  6. Track 6 – Standing meditation
  7. Track 7 – Self-compassion meditation

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