The Two Part Model Of Mindfulness

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According to Shapiro and Carlson (2009), mindfulness is “the awareness that arises through intentionally attending in an open, kind, and discerning way” (p. 4). Bishop et al. (2004) suggested a two-part model of mindfulness, consisting of (1) attention and awareness and (2) acceptance. Brown and Ryan (2004) define awareness as the experience of within and outside world; awareness is the genuine comprehension of the field of happenings that surrounds our real world at any time. In the other hand, Brown and Ryan (2004) add that the concentration of awareness in order to focus on selected facets of environment is attention. Kabat-Zinn (1990) states that acceptance refers to positively observing things as they really are at the current moment.
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