Mindfulness-Based Intervention: A Culturally Adaptable Intervention in Clinical Psychology
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2016
Source ID: shanti-sources-68656
Collection: Mindfulness, Diversity, and Social Justice
Abstract: Mindfulness is defined as nonjudgmental acceptance and paying attention in specific way to current thoughts and emotions. The concept of mindfulness is directly inspired by the Buddhist tradition, but it is not considered a religious practice. It is also not constrained to the Buddhist tradition. Mindfulness-based interventions were derived from the concept of mindfulness and were reported to be effective in relieving pain and alleviating anxiety and depression in different population. Recently, most studies about mindfulness were reported from Western literature, and little evidence was available regarding using mindfulness in Arab population. As I was a psychiatric nurse, my publications focused on the advanced roles of nurses. I also was very interested in mental illness and stigma toward mental illness in the Arab population. In March 2015, I adapted mindfulness-based interventions to support Arab parents of children with autism. Arab parents of children with autism were targeted because they report high stress level.