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01-06-2015 | MINDFULNESS IN PRACTICE

The Myth of the Present Moment

Auteur: Ronald Purser

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 3/2015

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Jon Kabat-Zinn has operationally defined mindfulness as “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” This operational definition, which informs mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), has not only become the gold standard in the clinical literature but also the media and general populace has latched on to it as a definitive description. Even the manner in which the clinical and contemplative science community views mindfulness has been tremendously influenced by this operational definition. The practice of cultivating present moment awareness, as much of the research on MBSR suggests, has demonstrated therapeutic value for reducing stress and a variety of other symptoms fueled by excessive rumination. Quieting the mind and dispassionately observing the flow of experience is conducive to the deautomization of habitual reactions (Vago 2013; Vago and Silbersweig 2012). …
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Myth of the Present Moment
Auteur
Ronald Purser
Publicatiedatum
01-06-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 3/2015
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-014-0333-z

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