Evolving Conceptions of Mindfulness in Clinical Settings

  title={Evolving Conceptions of Mindfulness in Clinical Settings},
  author={James F. Carmody},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy},
  pages={270 - 280}
  • J. Carmody
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy
A number of issues important to the clinical utility of mindfulness require systematic study. These include the most parsimonious definition of mindfulness for clinical purposes, how mindfulness is best described to be most approachable to patients, and the extent to which mindfulness shares common mechanisms with other mind–body programs. The discussion includes a brief review of the transition of mindfulness from traditional into clinical settings as well as the components commonly contained… 
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