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Mindfulness Groups for Psychosis; Key Issues for Implementation on an Inpatient Unit

  • Pamela Jacobsen (a1), Eric Morris (a1), Louise Johns (a1) and Kathleen Hodkinson (a2)

Background: There is emerging evidence that mindfulness groups for people with distressing psychosis are safe and therapeutic. Aims: The present study aimed to investigate the feasibility of running and evaluating a mindfulness group on an inpatient ward for individuals with chronic and treatment resistant psychosis. Method: Eight participants attended a 6-week mindfulness group on a specialist tertiary inpatient ward. Results: This study demonstrated that mindfulness exercises were acceptable and well-tolerated by participants. Measuring outcome, systemic challenges and participant experience are discussed.

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Reprint requests to Pamela Jacobsen, National Psychosis Unit, Fitzmary 2, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX, UK. E-mail:
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Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • ISSN: 1352-4658
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