Mindfulness might best be described as a 'way of being' rather than a technique, but in psychological terms it can be taught as a technique to increase insight and alter our relationship with our thoughts.
- Mindfulness handout sf-act.com archive.org
- Body scan mindfulness exercise stillmind.com.au archive.org
- Mindfulness presentation psychology.tools (Submitted by Laura Chabot)
- Mindfulness Instructions - Instructions for learning mindfulness mindfulness.org.au archive.org
- Urge Surfing
- What is urge surfing? mindfulness.org.au archive.org
- Teaching urge surfing to clients mindfulness.com.au archive.org
- 'Just worrying' - Instructions for teaching the 'just worrying' thought labelling technique mindfulness.org.au archive.org
Free mindfulness audio recordings
There are many packages of mindfulness recordings that can be bought, John Kabat Zinn in particular has produced a number that are suitable for recommending to clients.
Mark Williams and Danny Penman have some free mindfulness recordings which accompany their book:
- Mindfulness meditation of the body and breath
- The befriending meditation
- Three minute breathing space
Free Buddhist Audio is a website set up by the Triratna Buddhist Order. They make recordings of meditations, and Buddhist teachings available for free. Of particular interest to therapists might be:
- Mindfulness recordings
- Meditation talks
- Bells for meditation recording for those more advanced with meditation practice
- Download papers from Segal, Williams & Teasdale at MBCT.com
- Baer, Ruth A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(2), 125-143. uv.es
- Hofmann, S. G., Sawyer, A. T., Witt, A. A., & Oh, D. (2010). The effect of mindfulness-based therapy on anxiety and depression: A meta-analytic review. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 78(2), 169. nih.gov
- Keng, S. L., Smoski, M. J., & Robins, C. J. (2011). Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: A review of empirical studies. Clinical psychology review, 31(6), 1041-1056. nih.gov
ST Michael's Hospital have developed a great emotional regulation program incorporatingmindfulness.