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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.