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The Impact of Mindfulness and Meditation Practice on Client Perceptions of Common Therapeutic Factors


concerning this article should be addressed to Paige Bentley Greason, Health and Counseling Center, University of North Carolina–Asheville, CPO 2720, Asheville, NC 28804 (e-mail:


Counselor mindfulness practice may help cultivate common therapeutic factors (e.g., empathy, working alliance). Researchers in this quantitative research study identified significant relationships between therapist mindfulness and client perceptions of the therapist's way of being and the working alliance. The impact of meditation training on these variables was also explored.

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