A mind you can count on: validating breath counting as a behavioral measure of mindfulness

  title={A mind you can count on: validating breath counting as a behavioral measure of mindfulness},
  author={Daniel B. Levinson and Eli L. Stoll and Sonam D. Kindy and Hillary L. Merry and Richard J. Davidson},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
Mindfulness practice of present moment awareness promises many benefits, but has eluded rigorous behavioral measurement. To date, research has relied on self-reported mindfulness or heterogeneous mindfulness trainings to infer skillful mindfulness practice and its effects. In four independent studies with over 400 total participants, we present the first construct validation of a behavioral measure of mindfulness, breath counting. We found it was reliable, correlated with self-reported… CONTINUE READING
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