Depression and anxiety are among the mental health challenges of most concern around the world. Mindfulness training is a common approach used to help people to manage various aspects of depression and anxiety.
According to Erford (2020: 96), “By nature, humans are self-aware and attentive. But people vary in these characteristics, and how they cultivate self-awareness and attention. Mindfulness involves purposeful and nonjudgmental attention to the present moment (Kabat-Zinn, 2016) and self-regulation of thoughts, feelings, sensations, sights, and sounds in the here and now. Mindfulness is an attitude of openness, acceptance, and curiosity in both internal and external experience (Kabat-Zinn, 2016; Keng, Smoski, & Robins, 2011).
I invite you to view the following video and enjoy an episode of mindfulness. https://youtu.be/FWNiN5rWJVg
Written By: Peter K. B. St. Jean
Erford, Bradley. (2020). 45 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know. Third Edition. New Jersey: Pearson Education.
Kabat-Zinn, J. (2016). Wherever you go, there you are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life (new ed.). London, UK: Piatkus Books.
Keng, S., Smoski, M. J., & Robins, C. J. (2011). Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: A review of empirical studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 1041–1056. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2011.04.006
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