What Are the Benefits of Mindfulness? A Practice Review of Psychotherapy-Related Research

Daphne M. Davis, Jeffrey A. Hayes

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Abstract

Research suggests that mindfulness practices offer psychotherapists a way to positively affect aspects of therapy that account for successful treatment. This paper provides psychotherapists with a synthesis of the empirically supported advantages of mindfulness. Definitions of mindfulness and evidence-based interpersonal, affective, and intrapersonal benefits of mindfulness are presented. Research on therapists who meditate and client outcomes of therapists who meditate are reviewed. Implications for practice, research, and training are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-208
Number of pages11
JournalPsychotherapy
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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