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The Relationship Between Positive Affect and Mindfulness

The Relationship Between Positive Affect and Mindfulness

What is positive affect and how does it relate to mindfulness? Explore the links with leading counseling psychologist Simon Goldberg.

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What has your research found about the link between positive affect and mindfulness?
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What strategies or resources are there to assist in building a positive affect?
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Does mindfulness cultivate positive affect?
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What is the mechanism through which mindfulness improves mental health?
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Given that people with higher levels of positive affect are more likely to participate in mindfulness practices why are mindfulness interventions given to people drowning in negative affect and more likely to fail at maintaining practice and then experience worse negative emotions?
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What is the key ingredient of mindfulness training? My clients seem to find breath awareness training easiest to adhere to but is this enough? And does the length of practice per day matter?
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Do you have suggestions for mindfulness practice in subtle ways for clients who report disliking and struggling with mindfulness exercises in the past? Thank you.
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Do you need to adjust mindfulness exercises for chronic pain sufferers? It can make them more aware of pains in their body which seems counterproductive.
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Are there any risks from mindfulness-based treatments for mental health?
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Is mindfulness simply present moment attention or more?
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What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation?
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