MINDFULNESS MEDITATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
In modern clinical psychology, the practice of mindfulness is gradually being introduced. In the sense of psychotherapy and stress management, mindfulness meditation is emerging as a systemic therapeutic technique, based on Buddhist theory and subsequently incorporated into Western health care. As originally conceived and developed by Kabat-Zinn and colleagues, this article discusses stress-reduction applications of mindfulness meditation primarily in medical environments. The process factors associated with the time-limited, group-based format preferred by this model are identified and the results of early and more recent outcome studies are presented in tabular form.