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A way of being: bringing mindfulness into individual therapy.

Cigolla, F and Brown, D (2011) A way of being: bringing mindfulness into individual therapy. Psychotherapy Research, 21 (6). 709 - 721. ISSN 1050-3307

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This paper reports a qualitative, idiographic study employing Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore the experiences of therapists who have a mindfulness practice, looking at how this is brought into their individual therapeutic work. Findings focus on mindfulness, conceptualized as a way of being, which emerges as a central theme in all accounts. Three “way of being” related themes are used to illustrate therapists’ experiences of mindfulness as part of their personal life and how this is brought into the therapy room both implicitly and explicitly. The application of mindfulness in therapy is discussed while drawing links with the mindfulness literature.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
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Date : 4 November 2011
Identification Number : 10.1080/10503307.2011.613076
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published in Psychotherapy Research, 21 (6), November 2011. Psychotherapy Research is available online at: with
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 01 Dec 2011 14:53
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 18:53

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