Mindfulness meditation in clinical practice
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2004
Pages: 434 - 446
Source ID: shanti-sources-85576
Collection: Contemplative Practices and Breath Research
Abstract: The practice of mindfulness is increasingly being integrated into contemporary clinical psychology. Based in Buddhist philosophy and subsequently integrated into Western health care in the contexts of psychotherapy and stress management, mindfulness meditation is evolving as a systematic clinical intervention. This article describes stress-reduction applications of mindfulness meditation predominantly in medical settings, as originally conceived and developed by Kabat-Zinn and colleagues. It describes process factors associated with the time-limited, group-based formal favored by this model, and presents in tabular form results of both early and more recent outcome studies.