Efficacy Of Mindfulness-Based Theory Essay

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A Meta-Analytic Review on the effect of Mindfulness-Based Theory on Anxiety and depression. Firstly we have to have a clear understanding of mindfulness and what it is about. It means maintaining a moment by moment awareness of ones thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and our surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, which means that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without any judgement or belief for instance that there is a “right or wrong” way to think or feel at different times. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. There are factors that tend to be in conflict with mindfulness and which in the end can cause anxiety and depression to an individual. This is where the Mentalization-based treatment (MBT) comes in which is a form of psychodynamic psychotherapy, developed and manualised by Peter Fonagy and…show more content…
Mindfulness theory suggests that MBCT acts on depression by reducing ruminative thinking. Although the MBT helps with mood disorders there is little known about efficacy which is the ability to produce a desired or intended outcomes. There has been an increase in evidence for the efficacy of mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) given different group of people. The current study evaluates a community based MBCT intervention for the group of adults who are seen as the group that is likely to have a mild to moderate depressive symptoms. The participants with mild to moderate depressive symptoms were separated from the general or normal population and they were treated to the MBCT intervention. The participants had to complete the measures before and after the intervention and the participants in the experimental condition so a conclusion would be drawn later on and the differences could be

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