Wednesday, June 9, 2010

20 Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Healing

'Mindfulness-Based'. Add these two words to pretty much anything to do with psychotherapy, or healthcare, and you are sure to make a splash. A Google search turned no less that 20 mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches, all of them hybrids between Jon Kabat-Zinn's pioneering protocol for MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Reduction), and traditional healing techniques. Here they are, all 20 of them:

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
Mindfulness-Based Couples Therapy 
Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Anxiety Reduction

And the list keeps on growing . . .

3 comments:

  1. Gosh thanks for quantifying them all! Lovely to imagine all the different expressions of that healing energy spreading out into the world.

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  2. Thank you. Yes, the Buddha would be laughing . . . All that Dharma being spread around in unlikely places. I love it!

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