How long does a mindfulness-based stress reduction program need to be? A review of class contact hours and effect sizes for psychological distress.

@article{Carmody2009HowLD,
  title={How long does a mindfulness-based stress reduction program need to be? A review of class contact hours and effect sizes for psychological distress.},
  author={James Francis Carmody and Ruth A. Baer},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={627-38}
}
The mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program was designed to be long enough for participants to grasp the principles of self-regulation through mindfulness and develop skill and autonomy in mindfulness practice. It traditionally consists of 26 hours of session time including eight classes of 2-1/2 hours and an all-day class. The circumstances of some groups exclude them from participating in this standard form and a number of trials have evaluated programs with abbreviated class time… CONTINUE READING
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