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By: Chaunce R. Windle, Sandy Newsome, Michael Waldo & Eve M. Adams

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 37: Mindfulness and Group: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Mindfulness and Group: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Mindfulness and group: Mindfulness-based stress reduction and dialectical behavior therapy
Chaunce R. WindleSandy NewsomeMichael WaldoEve M. Adams
Introduction

Mindfulness is emerging as an important experiential group intervention. Mindfulness entails paying attention to the present moment with awareness and without judgment (Kabat-Zinn, 1990). This increased awareness allows one to relate to personal experiences more effectively, increasing emotional awareness, improving self-regulation (Shapiro, Carlson, Astin, & Freedman, 2006) and enhancing relational connectedness (Langmuir, Kirsh, & Classen, 2012). Mindfulness has been incorporated in therapeutic interventions as a secular practice for improving the lives of individuals struggling with various mental and medical health ailments, such as depression (Felder, Dimidjian, & Segal, 2012), social anxiety (Goldin & Gross, 2010), binge eating (Kristeller & ...

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