Twenty-Three. Modes of Mind and Suicidal Processes: The Potential Role of Mindfulness in Changing Minds

  1. Rory C. O'Connor3,
  2. Stephen Platt4 and
  3. Jacki Gordon5
  1. J. Mark G. Williams1,
  2. Danielle S. Duggan1,
  3. Catherine Crane1 and
  4. Silvia Hepburn2

Published Online: 21 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998556.ch23

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice

How to Cite

Williams, J. M. G., Duggan, D. S., Crane, C. and Hepburn, S. (2011) Modes of Mind and Suicidal Processes: The Potential Role of Mindfulness in Changing Minds, in International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice (eds R. C. O'Connor, S. Platt and J. Gordon), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998556.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Suicidal Behaviour Research Group, Centre for Health and Behaviour Change, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

  2. 4

    Centre for Population Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  3. 5

    Jacki Gordon + Associates, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

  2. 2

    Department of Clinical Health Psychology, St Mary's Hospital, London, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683842

Online ISBN: 9781119998556

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Keywords:

  • modes of mind and suicidal processes - role of mindfulness, in changing minds;
  • people differing markedly in their reactions - to distressing events and feelings;
  • exploring hypothesis, the way people react - to distressing stimuli;
  • ruminating (repetitive, self-focused thinking) - moods worse, depressive cognitive processes;
  • people, and emotional problems – being unsolved;
  • characteristics of ‘doing’ mode of mind - used on inappropriate problems;
  • mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) - people, experiencing suicidal ideation;
  • self-report measure of maladaptive aspects of ‘doing’ mode;
  • White Bear Suppression Inventory for Suicidal Ideation (WBSI-si);
  • effects of mindfulness - on triggers for the ‘Doing’ mode

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • Study 1

  • Study 2

  • Study 3

  • Reducing Dependence on the ‘Doing’ Mode of Mind

  • The Effects of Mindfulness on the Triggers for the ‘Doing’ Mode

  • Conclusions

  • References