A mindfulness-based approach to the treatment of insomnia
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2010
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Special Issue: Sleep Disturbances
Volume 66, Issue 11, pages 1175–1184, November 2010
How to Cite
Ong, J. and Sholtes, D. (2010), A mindfulness-based approach to the treatment of insomnia. J. Clin. Psychol., 66: 1175–1184. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20736
- Issue published online: 14 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2010
- mindfulness meditation;
- emotion regulation;
- behavioral sleep medicine
Mindfulness meditation has emerged as a novel approach to emotion regulation and stress reduction that has several health benefits. Preliminary work has been conducted on mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia (MBT-I), a meditation-based program for individuals suffering from chronic sleep disturbance. This treatment integrates behavioral treatments for insomnia with the principles and practices of mindfulness meditation. A case illustration of a chronic insomnia sufferer demonstrates the application of mindfulness principles for developing adaptive ways of working with the nocturnal symptoms and waking consequences of chronic insomnia. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol: In Session 66:1–10, 2010.