mindfulness practice foundations

Jon Kabat-Zinn has identified 7 attitudes as the foundation of mindfulness practice:

nonjudging

patience

beginner’s mind

trust

non-striving

acceptance

letting go

Kabat-Zinn ‘Full Catastrophe Living’ (1990) p33

The following qualities, it is suggested, address the ‘heart’ dimension of mindfulness practice:

gratitude

gentleness

generosity

empathy

lovingkindness

McKay, Wood, Brantley ‘The Dialectal Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook’ (2007) p117

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