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Table 1 Mindfulness and self-compassion training programs

From: Controlled clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of a mindfulness and self-compassion 4-session programme versus an 8-session programme to reduce work stress and burnout in family and community medicine physicians and nurses: MINDUUDD study protocol

  8-WEEK PROGRAM 4-WEEK PROGRAM
PRESENTATION
BASELINE MEASUREMENT
General explanation, objectives, schedule.
Pre-intervention measurements: general data, FFMQ, SCS, PSQ, MBI-GS, JSPE, GADS, AES questionnaires.
1st SESSION Raisin exercise.
What is mindfulness?
Practice: body scan.
Informal practice: brushing.teeth
Task: 30′ body scan.
Raisin exercise.
What is mindfulness? Managing thoughts and emotions during practice.
Practice: body scan.
Informal practice: brushing.teeth
Task: 30′ body scan.
2nd SESSION Concepts: stress and burnout
Practice: mindful breathing (sitting).
3-min mindfulness practice.
Informal practice: mindful shower, 3′.
Task: 30′ body scan + 10′ sitting.
Concepts: stress and burnout. Primary and secondary suffering.
Practice: mindful breathing (sitting).
3-min mindfulness practice.
Informal practice: mindful shower, 3′.
Task: 30′ body scan + 10′ sitting.
3rd SESSION Posture. Being versus doing. Managing thoughts and emotions during practice.
Practice: yoga (standing meditation).
Informal practice: washing the dishes, 3′.
Task: alternating body scan or yoga + 15′ sitting.
Unconditional love (metta). Compassion.
Practice: conscious movements. Metta for oneself and for others.
Informal practice: washing the dishes, 3′, thank you letter.
Task: alternating body scan or yoga + 15′ sitting.
4th SESSION Attention. Primary and secondary suffering.
Practice: yoga (sitting meditation).
Practice: making the bed, 3′.
Task: alternating body scan or yoga + 15′ sitting.
Positive psychology. Values.
Practice: walking meditation. The funeral.
Informal practice: the first bite, 3′, 3 positive things.
Course feedback.
Incorporating mindfulness into daily life.
Course evaluation and satisfaction questionnaire. Repeating the questionnaires.
5th SESSION Time management. Problem resolution.
Practice: walking meditation.
Practice: the first bite.
Task: yoga alternating with 30′ sitting. Start walking meditation.
 
6th SESSION Unconditional love (metta). Compassion.
Practice: Metta for oneself and for others.
Informal practice: thank you letter.
Task: yoga alternating with 30′ sitting + walking meditation.
7th SESSION Positive psychology. Values.
Practice: a compassionate gesture, safe place. The funeral.
Informal practice: 3 positive things, 3′.
Task: 45′ method of choice.
8th SESSION Course feedback.
Practice: review course practices.
Incorporating mindfulness into daily life.
Course evaluation and satisfaction questionnaire.
POST-INTERVENTION MEASUREMENT Repeat the questionnaires. Repeat the questionnaires.
REEVALUATION (3 MONTHS) Repeat the questionnaires. Repeat the questionnaires.