Another interesting application of mindfulness and meta-cognitive awareness in CBT can be found in the work of Jeffrey Schwartz- a psychiatrist at the UCLA school of medicine. He applies mindfulness as part of a treatment programme for patients who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Schwartz published his ideas in the book ' Brain-Lock': A Four-Step Treatment Method to Change your Brain Chemistry. Published by Regan Books in 1996. Schwartz also has an internetsite where he summarizes his mindfulness based approach to the treatment of OCD.
I do use his ideas and find them useful. But I have not yet been able to trace any solid research that offers scientific eveidence for the effectiveness of his approach.
If anyone knows about research on the 4 step approach I would be interested to have the reference.
There are no replies to this message.
| Behavior OnLine Home Page | Disclaimer |
Copyright © 1996-2004 Behavior OnLine, Inc. All rights reserved.