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Sun Nov 30, 2014, 05:01 PM

2. Clinicians rarely use Mindfulness techniques in isolation


when it comes to treatment planning.

I have meditated for over 30 years. I have studied with various Buddhist teachers. I teach mindfulness practices in group settings, and these awareness and meditation practices are wonderful adjuncts to therapy as well as being general anti-stress practices. They are all very basic meditation practices that are prescribed to Buddhist aspirants and are quite devoid of any religious practice, ritual, or thought.

In clinical practice, however, I now use A.C.T. (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) which is the fusion of Mindfulness practices with C.B.T. techniques and protocols.

I am not surprised with the results, but this is a limited study. And as mentioned, how did they standardize on the practices. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is the Zinn protocol and is the most popular form of mindfulness meditation practices here in the US. It is regularly taught now in medical schools through out the country. But there are many others including Insight Meditation, Naikan, Vipassana Meditation, and numerous other mindfulness meditation practices taught by Buddhist teachers in the West.

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