Thanks for your detailed response. It helps to understand what what done. I do hope you will publish this. It is very important, and you help clarify and extend a theoretical model that is fast becoming the standard in brief psychology.
With regards to meditation and hypnotizability, in my clinical practice I also find that hypnotizability is not associated with meditation in general. But I do find that hypnotizability increases for low hypnotizables (ability to suspend vigilance), but not in moderate to high hypnotizables. In one study I am involved with, hypnotizability predicts who will respond to imagery vs virtual reality in a fear of flying intervention.
This relationship needs to be looked at more thoroughly. But we need to keep in mind that these are two independent constructs. While both suspend vigilance, meditation focuses on sensation, while hypnotizability focuses on abstraction (past memories, future fantasies).
I also appreciate the thought intrusion assessment you use. Based on your excellent description, I plan to use it. Who do I credit it to (can you give the complete reference)?
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