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(p. 7) Session 1: Introduction to the Program 

(p. 7) Session 1: Introduction to the Program
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(p. 7) Session 1: Introduction to the Program
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Colette M. Smart

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10.1093/med-psych/9780197510124.003.0001
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date: 14 June 2021

This first session covers the introduction to the program. It establishes the group context and will orient you to what to expect for the remainder of the program. Different people may have had varying levels of exposure to mindfulness, so time is taken to talk about what mindfulness is in the context of this program, and specifically how it is relevant to older adults. Mindfulness is both a practice/skill and also a way of thinking about our life. As such, you will be introduced to the first of several formal practices, as well as the “attitudes of mindfulness,” aspirational principles that you are invited to bring to your experiences in the program. Participants are introduced to the first homework exercises, and time is taken to troubleshoot when you will practice and how you will remember to engage in daily practice.

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