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The Use of Mindfulness Practice in the Treatment of a Case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Sri Lanka
Journal of Religion and Health
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: n.d.
Pages: 299-306
Library/Archive: Copyright © 2013 Springer
Sources ID: 21443
Visibility: Private
Abstract: (Show)
For over 20 centuries, Buddhism has been the spiritual practice of the majority of Sri Lankans. Though Buddhist practices have been increasingly influencing psychotherapy in the West, the use of such practices in psychotherapy in Sri Lanka is not common. This paper attempts to bridge this gap by presenting a case study where Buddhist mindfulness practice was used successfully in the treatment of a case of obsessive compulsive disorder. This paper also presents an outline of the association between Buddhist mindfulness practice and mindfulness practices used in modern-day psychotherapy and discusses issues in the use of mindfulness practice in psychotherapy.