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Mindfulness is a mind-body based approach that helps people change the way they think and feel about their experiences, especially stressful experiences.

Mindfulness is described as the conscious awareness that arises by focusing attention on elements in the environment as they are, in the actualmoment, and without judgement.

Mindfulness training uses several attention exercises (like sitting, lying down, walking meditation as well as yoga), in addition to homework exercises.

There are several different forms of mindulness training.

  • Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines cognitive therapy with mindfulness meditation.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is less cognitively oriented.

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