Integrating mindfulness as self-care into counselling and psychotherapy training
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2010
Pages: 114 - 125
Sources ID: 64781
Visibility: Public (group default)
Aim: Within the last 10 years, mindfulness has quickly moved into the mainstream of behavioural medicine, psychotherapy, and counselling. This article examines the potential of applying mindfulness practices to the training of counsellors and psychotherapists. Method: Several qualitative research projects conducted over the past nine years are summarised. Findings: Mindfulness training can enhance the physical and psychological wellbeing of trainees. Implications for training: Mindfulness training is a specific way that training programmes can teach students strategies of self‐care that can help prevent burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatisation.