ERIC Number: EJ844375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Mindful Journeys: Embracing the Present with Non-Judgmental Awareness
Hall-Renn, Karen E.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v2 n2 p3-16 2006-2007
Becoming mindful involves the cultivation of present-moment-attention, a type of awareness that helps us to tune in to our present experience and accept it for what it is, gently, and without judgment. Perhaps because client's issues commonly include elements of rumination, worrying, self-judgment or lack of awareness, mindfulness practices have been considered for their use in mental health interventions. This article offers a rationale for fostering non-judgmental awareness, reviews the ways mindfulness has been applied as an intervention, and applies mindfulness concepts to counseling practice with case examples.
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Mental Health, Counseling, Creativity, Decision Making, Moral Values, Perception, Metacognition, Self Concept, Relaxation Training
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