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What was Kabat-Zinn's definition of mindfulness?

Paying attention in a particular way on purpose in the present moment and non judgementally

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Mindfulness creates conditions for what?

Contentment to develop

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Where does mindfulness have its roots?

Ancient Buddhist practice and stress reduction techniques

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Mindfulness involves being aware of what?

Thought and current state

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Mindfulness will help us develop what?

Signature strengths and have a happier life

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(Control of thoughts) what often dominate our mind?

Negative thoughts

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(Control of thoughts) focusing on the present helps us do what?

Gain control of mind and thought

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(Control of thoughts) according to positive assumptions the less time we spend on negatives....

The happier we will be

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(Control of thoughts) focusing on the present involves being what?

Aware of current perceptions, thoughts and feelings

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(Meditation and breathing) what is central to mindfulness?

Meditation

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(Meditation and breathing) meditation removes an individual from what?

Daily interactions

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(Meditation and breathing) when we are removed from daily interactions it is easier to do what?

Focus on the mind

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(Meditation and breathing) meditation is learnt through what?

Guided instruction and practice

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(Meditation and breathing) what does the client do in guided meditation?

In comfortable position with spine straight
Directs attention to breathing

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(Meditation and breathing) the client is encouraged to pay attention to what?

Breathing
Body sensations
Thought and emotion

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(Meditation and breathing) what does paying attention to theses things prevent?

Intrusion of negative thought

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Meditation and breathing help people to reprocess what? and accept what?

Reprocess internal experiences
Accept thought and emotions are impermenant

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(Meditation and breathing) an individual learns not to react in what way?

An automatic way to their thoughts

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(Informal practices) mindfulness can be practiced when?

Throughout daily life amid other activities

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(Informal practices) give examples of activities mindfulness can be practiced alongside:

Cleaning
Showering

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(Informal practices) what are informal practices of mindfulness not?

Multi tasking - they are single tasking

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(Informal practices) the individual makes a conscious decision to do what?

Focus on a single task/activity

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(Informal practices) focusing on one task provides a break from what?

Normal thought processes

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Informal practices involve paying attention to what? Using what?

Surroundings
All senses

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(Informal practices) give examples of some things you could pay attention to in the shower?

Smell of soap
Warmth
Sound of water

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