Although mindfulness has been proposed by Martin as a common factor in all schools of psychotherapy, the more specific concept of mindfulness is found in eastern contemplative tradition especially the Middle Way, which is often represented by a wheel. The MW, also know as the Noble Eightfold Path is a pan-Buddhist, but non-faith dependent spiritual practice guidelines for overcoming sufferings, and achieving happiness. The 8 inter-dependent and overlapping guidelines are… It ’ s interesting to note that the currently popular concept of mindfulness in modern psychotherapy is only one of the eight practice guidelines of the MW.
… and Professor Emeritus Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn from Massachusetts Medical School.
What is this mindfulness all about? The concept of mindfulness was first described in clinical setting by Kabat Zinn as … Since then, the definition of mindfulness has been getting more and more complex. For instance, Bishop et. al (2004), came out with an operational definition with more than 80 words
Dr. Phang Cheng Kar BSc, MD, MMed (Psych) Lecturer & Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)