ACT for PTSD: How to Apply Mindfulness


Booz Allen
Department of Veterans Affairs
Yale University
University of Nevada, Reno

Key Points

  1. Being in contact with the present moment is difficult to instruct verbally.
  2. There is an unlimited number of mindfulness exercises that can be designed.
  3. Mindfulness exercises can include watching thoughts go by or interacting with an item focusing on each of the 5 senses.
  4. Somatic exercises can be effective, although they may be triggering.
  5. Therapists should proceed carefully with exercises focused on bodily sensations.

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