Foundational Mindfulness- and Acceptance- Informed Interventions and Practices

  • Diane R. Gehart


This chapter introduces therapists to mindfulness and acceptance intervention practices and principles that can be used in a wide range of therapy contexts. The intervention practices are divided into three groups: (a) philosophy-in-action, which includes befriending problems, embracing what is, and cultivating wisdom and compassion; (b) practices for cultivating empathy, which includes not-knowing expertise and planting the seeds of equanimity in good times, difficult times, and in-between times; and (c) in-dialogue mindful-experiencing, which includes mindful experiencing of thoughts and emotions, mindful awareness of relational patterns, and mindful enactments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane R. Gehart
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  1. 1.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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