Talk:Mindfulness Training/Mindfulness Training Program (six weeks)

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Group Work - How is this different from MBSR and MBCT?[edit source]

The initial thought I have when thinking of putting together a group based therapy session of mindfulness, is how is it any different from MBSR and MBCT? Although both can be taught through group based learning, my aim on creating this program would be to remove the focus from 'depression' and 'stress reduction', per se, into using mindfulness as an application to "better living". Though in order to understand exactly what I mean by "better living" it requires some research into the assumed candidates of this therapy and a needs analysis of where it could practically fit. Being based in Canberra, I started thinking about the practical application of a community centre teaching mindfulness to a group, imaging who would be in this group and why they would attend the group:

  • Work-Life Balance
  • Bullied Youths
  • Divorce

From this, it gave me a direction on how to develop the training session so it could be used as a framework to conduct a training session with each of these groups in mind. Through this process i realised that what makes this session different from MBSR and MBCT is it's focus on the group learning environment and the capability to fit it into different learning course structures. Hence, with the basis of this session plan being around group learning, I re-focused my planning to looking at the structure and stages of group development:

  1. Forming
  2. Storming
  3. Norming
  4. Performing
  5. Adjourning

Blondlox (talk) 15:57, 2 April 2012 (UTC)[reply]