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ERIC Number: EJ1017500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Discomfort with Emotion Moderates Distress Reduction in a Brief Mindfulness Intervention
Sass, Sarah M.; Berenbaum, Howard; Abrams, Elizabeth M.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v7 n4 p24-27 2013
The goal of this study was to investigate moderators of mindfulness training. The present study employed a brief form of mindfulness training with moderately distressed participants. Psychological distress was measured before and after a five-session mindfulness intervention. Two hypothesized moderators of treatment outcome, discomfort with emotion and mindfulness were measured before the intervention. Consistent with previous research, the brief mindfulness intervention was associated with reductions in psychological distress with a large pre-post effect size. Importantly, reductions in distress were significantly moderated by discomfort with emotion. Individuals reporting the most discomfort with emotion showed less reduction in distress after the mindfulness intervention. Results highlight the importance of investigating moderators of mindfulness intervention outcome.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Brief Symptom Inventory
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