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(p. 1) Introduction to Wisdom Mind 

(p. 1) Introduction to Wisdom Mind
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(p. 1) Introduction to Wisdom Mind
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Colette M. Smart

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780197510124.003.0009
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date: 14 June 2021

This chapter provides the background to the Wisdom Mind program—why it was developed, the conceptual foundations on which it is based, and the results from the original empirical evaluation of the program. While the program is broadly influenced by Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness-based stress reduction, Wisdom Mind stands on its own as a unique program that is grounded in principles of clinical neuropsychology (specifically, cognitive rehabilitation) as well as lifespan developmental psychology. This chapter will introduce you to the concept of mindfulness, tell you more about some of the background work that has already been done on mindfulness, and how it may be helpful to you in particular as an older adult. This chapter will also prepare you for the program, with some information on what to expect and what kind of mindset to bring to your experience.

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