Mindfulness

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WHAT'S THE FOCUS?
The focus of the positive approach is not to provide explanations or treatment for psychological illnesses but to celebrate the individuals hapiness via the development of signature stengths. This will lead to overall greater well-being
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HOW POSITIVE ASSUMPTIONS APPLY TO MINDFULNESS (GOODNESS AND EXCELLENCE)
Mindfulness focuses on human characteristics that are central to positive psychology (Signature stregnths and virtues). Mindfulness aims to enhance a person's positive characteristics (e.g. optimism) through acceptance based methods - develop virtues
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HOW POSITIVE ASSUMPTIONS APPLY TO MINDFULNESS
Free will - Mindfulness enhances self-regulation and encourages people to gain control of their emotions in order to obtain a more productive attitude towards them and to control the time spent on negative thinking.
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WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist practice, it helps teach people how to control their own mind by paying attention to and increasing awareness of their present thoughts.
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GAINING CONTROL OF THOUGHTS
Being mindful is having the ability to ignore the negative thoughts about the future or the past, and only think of the present and accept our thoughts. It stops negative automatic thinking from dominating the positive. This could lead to depression.
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MEDITATION AND MINDFUL BREATHING
Sitting meditation is most effective to mindfulness. It removes the individual from their daily interactions with life so it's easier to focus the mind. This could be learned through guided meditation. It prevents the intrusion of negative thoughts
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INFORMAL PRACTICES OF MINDFULNESS
This can be practiced throughout our daily lives whilst driving, cleaning or having a shower. It is making a conscious decision to focus on one singular task. It involves paying attention to your surroundings. Differs from our normal thought process
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EVALUATION: MICBT (MINDFULNESS BASED CBT)
Mindfulness is now practiced in CBT offering a new type of therapy. Mindfullness based CBT (MICBT) helps change the process of thinking, therefore is demonstrated to be an effective technique.
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EVALUATION: MBCT (MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY)
Used to provent patients w/ recurring depression from relapse. Teasdale et al (2000) studied 145 depressed patients, gave them MBCT and found that it was the most effective to those who'd had many episodes and reduced the risk of relapse.
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EVALUATION: MBSR (MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION)
Developed for use in general hospitals with patients suffering from conditions which may be painful, disabling or terminal.Reibal et al (2001) reported that MBSR had decreased levels of anxiety and depression in 136 patients in a 8 week programme.
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EVALUATION: GROUP VERSES INDIVIDUAL MINDFULNESS
Evidence to suggest that mindfulness meditation is more effective in group settings. Mantzios (2014) investigated a group verses individual mindfulness among people who wanted to lose weight. The researchers found more people in the group lost more
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EVALUATION: ETHICAL ISSUES
Mindfulness doesn't drag up the past, therefore client anxiety is avoided. It does not involve attributing current issues to past events; this lack of a determinist stance is positive for the individual. CBT = GUILT but mindfulness teaches acceptance
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EVALUATION: ETHICAL ISSUES - MINDFULNESS AND MORALITY
Maintaing moral and ethical standards. Mindfulness is taught to enhance leadership skills. Improving our state of mind through mindfulness will result in us becoming more moral in many facets of life
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