Psychology and work Today
It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the widespread emergence of mindfulness-based approaches. They are popping up everywhere you look. Type “mindfulness” into Google and you get 27 million hits. There are mindfulness based-treatment approaches for pain, depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, PTSD, borderline personality, and on and on. Not only that, there are mindfulness centers and clinics, and there are now educational and training programs for prisoners, government officials, sports professionals, and business leaders and many other groups. It is also a hot commodity in the schools. In 2012 Tim Ryan, a Congressman from Ohio, published A Mindful Nation, and received a $1 million federal grant to teach mindfulness in schools in his home district. Perhaps not surprisingly, the surge of mindfulness-based approaches has come with critics, some of whom have coined the term “McMindfulness” to highlight the simplistic and commercialized nature of many programs, claims and offerings.
There is no cheap and easy pathway to mental health and fulfillment and the critics are right to raise cautionary flags about mindfulness being a panacea. Nevertheless, mindfulness has caught on for good reasons, and there are genuine insights to be had. The point of this blog is to help readers understand what it is and to provide basic framework for how it works from the perspective of a unified view of human psychology.
Rooted in Buddhist traditions that emerged thousands of years ago, the modern mindfulness movement in the West was largely sparked by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, who developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, starting in 1979. His work was initially focused on helping patients deal with chronic pain. The problem was that patients would work to mentally escape or avoid the pain, but ultimately this inner struggle would create more problems and mental distress and exhaustion. By adopting a mindful approach to pain, Kabat-Zinn found he could relieve mental distress and improve functioning overall.
In the next decade or so, mindfulness became integrated in cognitive and behavioral approaches. Some prominent ones included approaches such as Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Steve Hayes and colleagues’ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Segal and colleagues’ Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.What does a milk frother do? What does industrious mean? how to make a private helper function in c++ How to build a bar? How to make long island iced tea? How crazy magic tricks are done? What does the word empathy mean? how to display driver helper service to "delayed start" fixes the problem How to add mods to minecraft? How to change twitter settings to see sensitive content? How to put air in a tire? How to roll up sleeves? How to unpin a text message? What are bath salts drug? What is the meaning of ratio? How can earlier tips person? What is a good psat score? What is the smallest planet? What is the aclu? What is the meaning of the three kings day celebration? How to merge two columns in excel? What time does euphoria start? What does mon ami mean? How to diagnose crohn's disease? What does bible say about tattoos? what is a masonry helper hiv infects t helper cells which of the following do you expect as a result of this What does bondable mean? How to add widget to home screen? What stress does to the body? What is the meaning of solution in chemistry? Tips when planning a wedding? how to delete system helper What is the meaning of a derivative? But what happens when the sun sets cartoon meaning? What is tips and mushroom gravy over noodles called? What is the meaning of deplorable? What are piglets? What does debacle mean? How to get rid of lie bumps? What states are new england? What are the solfeggio frequencies? What does mount mean? What does the do not pass sign mean? What does prioritize mean? What does 717 mean? What is near me? How to connect hp deskjet printer to wifi? What does a cyst look like on ultrasound? What does gtfo mean in text? Tricks on how to have the best orgasm(guy)? What does bu mean in coins? How to sign up for food stamps? How to do cool magic tricks for kids? How to get rid of termites? What does unlocked cell phone mean? How to stay harder longer? How to have sex tips for men? how to play sims 4 without installing helper What is the meaning of lithograph? How to lower blood pressure? How to cite a picture? What does diamond mean? How to grow boobs? What does hindsight mean? How long to smoke a whole turkey? How to train dogs to do basic tricks? How to import passwords into chrome? How much does a poker dealer make in tips? How to slim your waist? How to test for celiac disease? What does right wing mean? How to train your dog tricks quickly? : condition in which t helper cells are destroyed by a virus How to lose hip fat? How to mercy mk11? How to do penn and teller tricks? Turn down for what meaning? How long are the hardened tips on valves? What are the 5 social classes? How to get free balance of ufone tricks? What are fibroids in the uterus? How to make candy? How to remove brown spots on face? How much did you earn from working (wages, salaries, tips, etc.) in 2015? How to cook zucchini noodles? What does derelict mean? What is the meaning of palpitation of heart? How to convert pdf to excel? which is higher rated electrician helper 1, 2, or 3 Why do the tips of my ears feel hot? What does teal ribbon mean? What does a bachelor degree mean? What is the meaning of christmas in japan? How to watch football without cable? What is the spiritual meaning of the color grey? Linus tech tips how to check temperatures? What does transpire mean? How to hack blooket? How to clean seashells? What does indivisible mean? How to evolve mantyke?