Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2021 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Mindfulness-based interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic: a focused review.

Khawas A, Paul A, Panda S.

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has raised alarm all over the world, whereby the mental health crisis is on the rise and people are in quest for resolution. So, the present review paper is an attempt to evaluate the previous work on mindfulness, and, its impact during the COVID-19 pandemicMindfulness as a multidimensional construct teaches us to regulate our awareness of the present moment followed by an attitude of non-judgemental acceptance. This paradigm shift in the field of psychology has created wonders in psychotherapeutic practice. The current review aims to highlight the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of mindfulness as intervention that could reach every person, be it the COVID-19 sufferers or the COVID-19 warriors. It also provides an insight into the efficacy of mindfulness as an intervention itself or in adjunct to other psychotherapeutic treatments. Therefore, it calls forth the need to put mindfulness-based interventions during this pandemic situation.

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