[Implementing mindfulness based therapies as part of the comprehensive treatments in the Beer Sheba Mental Health Center].

O. Arbel, A. Shalev, Z. Kaplan

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been a growing interest and popularity in mindfulness-based therapies. Theories and practices that, until lately, have been considered esoteric and practiced in private by only a few therapists, are now progressively becoming part of mainstream establishment therapies and are gaining greater interest and recognition. The therapies can be carried out either in an individual or in a group setting and most include formal mindful sitting practice, developing awareness, mindful movement, psycho-education and often include a cognitive component. Furthermore, these therapies are becoming increasingly validated by widespread research pointing to promising results in the treatment of various cLinicaL disorders including anxiety, depression and relapse prevention, personality disorders, attention disorders and psychotic disorders, in both an in-patient and out-patient setting. The aim of this overview is to describe the deveLopment that has taken place in the fast decades within the field of mindfulness-based therapies and to present the most up-to-date research in this area: to show which therapeutic interventions have been proven to be effective; the background of the ideas; and the relevance of these approaches to the mental health system in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)676-680, 686, 685
JournalHarefuah
Volume150
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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