Mindfulness involvespaying attention to one's internal and external experiences in the present moment on purpose, non-judgmentally. It has evolved from Buddhist traditions. Mindfulness practice is being employed in psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions, such as bringing about reductions in depression symptoms, reducing stress, anxiety,pain and in the treatment of drug addiction.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a newer approach that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in different ways. The objective of ACT is to enable the practitioner to lead a fulfilling life not just avoid emotional pain
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a program that incorporates mindfulness to assist people with pain and a range of conditions and life issues that were initially difficult to treat in a hospital setting. Developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the 1970s by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, and yoga to help people become more mindful. MBSR programs have been proposed for a wide variety of conditions including stress reduction. Clinical research studies have documented various physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in different patient categories as well as in healthy adults and children.While MBSR has its roots in spiritual teachings, the program itself is secular
Emotional issues have a close relationship to the type of thoughts in our mind. People who suffer from depression often have automatic negative thoughts about themselves, others and future. CBT provides practical strategies to modify the maladaptive thoughts and provides substantial relief to the person .