Role of mindfulness in reducing challenging behaviour
Cathy Thomas Head of psychology, Partnerships in Care learning disability services, Diss, Norfolk
Cathy Thomas explains why encouraging people with learning disabilities to focus on their actions or environment appears to reduce their aggression
This article describes part of the evaluation of the mindfulness programme, which has been run collaboratively by nurses, psychology staff and patients for more than three years on the women’s wards of a forensic learning disability service. It outlines what mindfulness is, how it is delivered and the views of the nursing team on some of the strengths, challenges and benefits of using this approach with patients in their care.
Learning Disability Practice. 16, 10,33-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.12.16.10.33.e1423Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 04 December 2013
Accepted: 28 October 2013