Exploring Mindfulness within Dialectical Behavioural Therapy & Buddhism

Marsha Linehan is accredited with developing dialectical behavioural therapy. She does not however recognise Buddhism for the usefulness of mindfulness as a technique in DBT. Her form of therapy has entirely secularised the aspect of mindfulness within it.

Mindfulness has always been a key component of the Buddhist (and even Hindu) philosophy, long before it arrived in front of researchers in the western world.

The PDF guides below discuss why mindfulness in a secular context isn’t always the best idea. The first guide is for you as a clinician. The second is a client friendly version you can hand out to your clients.

You must be logged in to view this content.