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Mindfulness-based approaches have been found to be beneficial for healthy adults, for adolescents, and children, as well as for different health-related outcomes including:
- eating disorders
- psychiatric conditions
- pain management
- sleep disorders
- cancer care
- psychological distress
- for coping with health-related conditions
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MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)
8-week mindfulness course founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, USA. This program curriculum is an experiential introduction to mindfulness concepts and practice. All other mindfulness programs stem from this original structure of learning about the mind/body connections for health and well-being
MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy)
8-week mindfulness course designed for participants to prevent the relapse of depression. Founded by John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Mark Williams in the UK. This program combines elements of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and is particularly suitable for participants with depressive moods, anxiety and ruminative thought processing.
MBCL (Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living)
8-week mindfulness course founded by Dr. Eric van den Brink and Fritz Koster in the Netherlands. Designed as a graduate program following MBSR/MBCT, the science-based training explores (self-) compassion building on the mindfulness skills as a way to alleviate suffering and enhance physical, psychological and social well-being.
Method Eline Snel – Mindfulness for Children (Mindfulness Matters!)
8-10 week mindfulness courses founded by Eline Snel in the Netherlands. Mindfulness trainings for ages ranging from 4 to 19 that help students become aware of their inner-world, without having to make any immediate judgements about what they (or others) think, feel or experience. They learn to deal with calm and turmoil when these present themselves.
MYmind (Mindfulness Training for Adolescents with Autism and Their Parents)
Founded in the Netherlands by Drs. Susan Bögels and Esther de Bruin, the program aims to improve awareness, distress tolerance, and self-control in youth with autism through various mindfulness techniques (e.g., meditations, breathing techniques, yoga poses).
MSC (Mindfulness Self Compassion Programs)
Founded by Drs. Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff in the US. MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience… Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. It is offered in a variety of formats from 8-week courses > 2-day workshops.
MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project: dot b, paws .b, .b Foundations)
These complementary curricula were founded in the UK for school communities to learn about and experience the benefits of mindfulness practices in an educational setting: Evidence-based, practices for stopping & noticing, training attention & awareness, supporting mental health in developing minds.
Mindful Parenting (Founded by Drs. Susan Bögels & Kathleen Restifo in the Netherlands)
8-11 week course for mindful parenting: exploring topics of dealing with stressful situations, conflict and guilt, and learning to move from responding rather than reacting in a conscious, unbiased manner.
mPEAK (Mindful Performance Enhancement, Awareness & Knowledge)
Developed in a collaboration between UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness and USA Olympic BMX Cycling Team coaches. This 8-week or 3-day intensive mindfulness training program helps athletes, performers, individuals and business teams explore and adopt mindfulness meditation practices, neuroscience knowledge and positive psychology skills to enhance their peak performance levels, resilience, “flow”, and focus.
SIYLI (Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute)
The SIY program was originally developed at Google for teaching practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence an leadership tools for unlocking full potential in the workplace and everyday life. The courses are offered in weekly meetings series or workshops by trained facilitators.
MBCT-L (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life)
is an 8-week mindfulness course developed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre that offers learning of mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioural approaches that are accessible to all. It guides participants how to apply these learnings in everyday life both to manage difficulties and also to cultivate gratitude and joy.