Aproximaciones a mindfulness en la psicología contemporánea
Londoño Gómez, Maria Juliana
Cuevas Guerra, Mariafernanda
This paper is a literature review covering a selection of articles available in specialized databases and published in the period from 2006 to 2016 for scientific articles and from 2000 to 2016 for books. In total, we reviewed: 1 doctoral thesis, 1 master thesis, 111 articles and 9 books or book chapters. We present several definitions of mindfulness and ways of conceptualizing it, its mechanisms of action, its predominant psychotherapeutic approaches, the effects of its stable practice, its main fields of action and the importance of the training of teachers who impart the practice. Finally, we present some conclusions about the dialogue between the psychological literature on mindfulness and some traditional buddhist conceptions about meditation.