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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Mindfulness meditation

BEFORE

c.500 BCE Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) includes right mindfulness as the seventh step of the Eightfold Path to end suffering.

1960s Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh popularizes mindful meditation in the US.

AFTER

1990s Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale for the treatment of depression, and is based on Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR.

1993 Dialectical Behavior Therapy uses mindfulness without meditation for people too disturbed to achieve the necessary state of mind.

Following World War II, there was an increased interest in Eastern philosophies ...

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