What is mindfulness 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 the worksheet help

This worksheet will help clients familiarize themselves with the techniques used in mindfulness cognitive based therapy, meant to prevent relapse in recurrent depression (Ewais, 2021).

How to use the worksheet

Mindfulness is a technique that implies a state of nonjudgmental awareness of what is happening in the present moment, including awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings and sense, focusing on the here and now, while putting the life’s noise, demands and stressors in the background while you concentrate on the present moment. It is a technique borrowed from Buddhist meditation (Hosey et al., 2018). The following worksheet explains the components of mindfulness, how it works and offers examples of mindfulness techniques. Use the instructions as explained here

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Ewais, T. (2021). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and depression. The Neuroscience of Depression, 413–421. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-817933-8.00042-6


Hosey, M., McWhorter, J. W., & Wegener, S. T. (2018). Psychologic Interventions for Chronic Pain. Essentials of Pain Medicine, 539-544.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-323-40196-8.00059-0


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