Letting Go: Mindfulness and Negative Automatic Thinking

  title={Letting Go: Mindfulness and Negative Automatic Thinking},
  author={Paul A. Frewen and Elspeth M. Evans and Nicholas Maraj and David J. A. Dozois and Kate Partridge},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
Cognitive theorists describe mindfulness as a form of attention-awareness in which thoughts can be observed in non-judging, de-centered, and non-attached ways. However, empirical research has not examined associations between mindfulness and responses to negative automatic thoughts, such as the ability to let go of negative cognition. In the first study reported in this article, measures of dispositional mindfulness were negatively correlated with negative thought frequency and perceptions of… 

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