Mindfulness meditation worksheet

What is the theory behind the worksheet?

The following worksheet is based on a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT) approach. This approach combines methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and meditative techniques, in order to prevent relapse in recurrent depression (Manjaly & Iglesias, 2020).

How will this worksheet help

This worksheet will help clients become more aware of the present moment by explaining how mindfulness mediation works in order to achieve emotional regulation and provide treatment for several clinical disorders (Tang et al., 2015).

How to use the worksheet

Mindfulness meditation is a technique whose goal is to make you be more aware of the present moment without any judgment, having multiple benefits for your mental well-being (Bowen et al., 2006).

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References

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Bowen, S., Witkiewitz, K., Dillworth, T. M., Chawla, N., Simpson, T. L., Ostafin, B. D., Larimer, M. E., Blume, A. W., Parks, G. A., & Marlatt, G. A. (2006). Mindfulness meditation and substance use in an incarcerated population. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20(3), 343–347. https://doi.org/10.1037/0893-164X.20.3.343

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Manjaly, Z.-M., & Iglesias, S. (2020). A Computational Theory of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy from the “Bayesian Brain” Perspective. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00404

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Tang, Y.-Y., Hölzel, B. K., & Posner, M. I. (2015). The neuroscience of mindfulness meditation. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 16(4), 213–225. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn3916