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Table 2 Themes and contents of the brief MBI

From: The effect of a brief mindfulness-based intervention on personal recovery in people with bipolar disorder: a randomized controlled trial (study protocol)

Themes Intention of interventions Major mindfulness practice
1. Welcome in the moment Introduction of mindfulness; experiential learning and practice of mindfulness; start off a mindfulness journey in daily life ➢ Movement exercise and brief sitting meditation practice ➢ Raisin exercises ➢ Yoga-Body scan ➢ Breathing space introduction ➢ Home practice
2. Responding with depression Deepen mindfulness experience; experiential learning thoughts ➔ emotions relationship; emotion-focused meditation (depression); learning ways to respond with depression ➢ Body scan ➢ Mindful sitting with breath, sounds and thoughts ➢ Automatic negative thoughts scenarios (thoughts ➔ emotions) ➢ Emotion-focused meditation – depression ➢ Breathing space ➢ Home practice
3. Responding with mania Deepen mindfulness experience; experiential learning emotions ➔ thoughts relationship; emotion-focused meditation (mania); learning ways to respond with mania ➢ Mindful walking ➢ Why be mindful with mania ➢ Automatic positive thoughts scenarios (emotions ➔ thoughts) ➢ Emotion-focused meditation – mania ➢ Breathing space acceptance ➢ Home practice
4. Self-care and Kindness to self Deepen mindfulness experience; Cultivation loving-kindness and compassion to self ➢ Mindful sitting with breath, sounds and thoughts ➢ The compassionate coaching story ➢ Self-soothing activities with mindfulness ➢ Loving-kindness meditation ➢ Home practice