Running head: mINDFULNESS 1
Concept Analysis: Mindfulness
Ohio University DNP Program
The term “mindfulness” is used most often in the psychotherapy world of mental health and the treatment of mental health. It is used in the treatment of the “mind”. It means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. ... When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we're sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future (Zinn, 2018).
Psychotherapists use mindfulness to aide those seeking treatment with recovery from anxiety, Mood disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and addictions. It has been an emerging concept in mental health care. Mindfulness incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with stress reduction.
It was initially used as an intervention for relapse prevention in patients with resistant depression, and it now used in various mental health illnesses(Walter, et, al. 2012). It helps people come to terms with issues in the here and now, to become one with themselves, to be able to fully relax and come to terms with the issues that are plaguing their lives.
It means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. ... When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we're sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future (Zinn, 2018). We need to accept what we find in our own self-awareness, and not be judgmental of our actions or of others’ actions towards us. This is a part of the healing process that must happen in order to be able to move on for the future.
Concept is: mindfulness.
Characteristics: It is a subjective evaluation of ones’ mind., of our feelings and thoughts. Focused on the thought process, difference between thoughts as thoughts versus statements of facts. Ones noticing and allowing thoughts and ones’ feelings without fixing those thoughts. Behavioral prevention focused on differentiating present moment awareness. Bracing the phenomena Non-judgmental and unattached observation of the area of concept. Embracing the phenomena for incorporation, identity, and personal development. A forerunner to reflection and ones’ choice.
A model case entails a real-life example of the concept that includes the characteristics of said concept. The following is a model case of the concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy represents a useful therapeutic avenue for persons with resistant depression. It established efficacy in relapse prevention had significant public health potential. MBCT appeared to be tolerable and proved conferring benefits of being beneficial to active depressed patients when past treatment interventions ...