Mindfulness Meditation and the Role of Mindfulness in New-Wave CBT

Emotional Awareness and Radical Acceptance
By David Mellinger, M.S.W.

Through training in mindfulness meditation, men and women learn to practice mindfulness – an attitude of openness, freshness, and willingness to engage in the comings and goings of our thoughts, feelings, and other mental experiences at this very moment.  Mindfulness enables us to focus on the present, to experience mental events separately from taking action, and to refrain from attempting to shut down painful experiences or prolong pleasant experiences.

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