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Mind the Gaps: Are Conclusions About Mindfulness Entirely Conclusive?
Journal of Counseling & Development
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2016
Pages: 103 - 113
Source ID: shanti-sources-67386
Abstract: Mindfulness has emerged as an important construct in the mental health field. Although evidence suggests benefits, it also appears that excitement over the clinical applications of mindfulness has largely suspended concentrated efforts to clarify fundamental elements of the construct. This article explores conceptual confusion and contrasts primary mindfulness‐based techniques before investigating attrition factors, adverse effects of mindfulness practices, and populations contraindicated for mindfulness‐based techniques. Implications for practice are provided.