The Difficulty of Defining Mindfulness: Current Thought and Critical Issues

  title={The Difficulty of Defining Mindfulness: Current Thought and Critical Issues},
  author={Alberto Chiesa},
  • A. Chiesa
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Psychology
  • Mindfulness
In the last decade, a surge of interest has been directed towards the empirical investigation of the concept and applications of mindfulness. If one considers the increasing evidence about the clinical benefits and the psychological and neurobiological correlates of current mindfulness based interventions (MBIs), it is surprising that significantly lower effort has been directed towards the achievement of a consensus about an unequivocal operationalization of mindfulness within modern Western… Expand
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