An Investigation of the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness Practice
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This thesis presents an investigation into the therapeutic properties of mindfulness as a practice for individuals experiencing difficulty with mental health and/or addictive behavior. The introduction briefly looks at the history and evolution of mindfulness practice. The importance of this body of work is described. A literature review then explicates the utility of mindfulness and how it can be utilized through psychotherapy. This includes evidenced research of the areas in which mindfulness can be useful and in which ways. A discussion chapter provides commentary around the literature findings that help describe how to effectively incorporate mindfulness practice into treatment. A final chapter looks at closing thoughts, which include potential areas for future research on this topic.