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 . . .


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

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