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Mindfulness-based approaches: A guide for psychologists

This document is for all psychologists, clinical and academic, who like almost everyone, have heard about mindfulness and want to know more.

04 October 2022

BPS Guidance

By Division of Clinical Psychology

This is a read from a psychological perspective that is sympathetic to mindfulness but not eulogistic. We hope it will prompt people to think about where mindfulness could potentially offer support in their area of work. We hope that it will stimulate research in the many areas that the document highlights where there are promising exploratory and feasibility studies.

In most areas there is still a need for better controlled trials, and yet at the same time, a huge richness in the qualitative and case study reports which may provide deeper insights into what actually happens when mindfulness is introduced into the therapeutic setting.

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