Mindfulness Groups for Psychosis; Key Issues for Implementation on an Inpatient Unit Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 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.

authors

  • Jacobsen, Pamela
  • Morris, Eric
  • Johns, Louise
  • Hodkinson, Kathleen

publication date

  • May 2011