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Table 1 Mindfulness-based Cognitive Programme.

From: Effects of a group mindfulness-based cognitive programme on smartphone addictive symptoms and resilience among adolescents: study protocol of a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Week Supervised Practices Home Practices
(15 min/day x 6 days a week)
Session (90 min) Mindfulness-based cognitive technique
1 Session 1 - Foster a secure, cohesive group environment devoted to the cultivation of mindfulness
- Inform group norms and privacy of participants
- Invite children to pair off and introduce themselves
- Hand the half-full cup to the next child and not to spill any water
- Draw on the front cover of the notebook ‘Mindfulness in Everyday Life’
- Cultivate mindfulness with breathing: Practice mindful breathing
- Discussion: the differences between the experiences of mindful breathing and usual breathing
- Mindful breathing lying down
- Mindful breathing sitting up
- Living with awareness
2 Session 2 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing
- Discussion: what is the purpose of practicing mindfulness in life?
- Introduce mindful awareness of breath, body sensations and movements: eating, walk around the school hall
- Living with awareness
- Mindful breathing
- Mindful eating
3 Session 3 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing
- Describe thoughts and feelings after hearing a short scene description
- Listen the sound of bell ringing and the silence followed
- Discussion: what was it like to observe the inside of the body with mindful attention? what did you notice about silence that we might not normally notice?
- Mindful breathing
- Mindfulness of the body
- Pleasant events
4 Session 4 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing
- Enhance awareness to thoughts and feelings associated with food by practicing mindful eating
- Understand that thoughts, feelings and body sensations are subjective experience: compare and discuss the differences between the mindful eating and the usual eating experiences
- Cultivate mindfulness in body movement: practice several yoga postures
- Three-minute breathing space
- Mindful yoga movements
- Tasting fruits
5 Session 5 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing
- Introduce mindful hearing: listen to music
- Discussion: what made us each have different responses to the same piece of music?
- Practice awareness to body sensation: pay attention to sensations in the body
- Three-minute breathing space
- Mindfulness of the body
- Mindful listening
6 Session 6 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing
- Practice using sounds to express emotions: Be a conductor to guide the group to create music
- Discussion: how is it that we don’t have the same thoughts and feelings when we hear the same thing?
- Cultivate mindfulness in body movement: practice several yoga postures
- Three-minute breathing space
- Mindful yoga movements
- Unpleasant sounds
7 Session 7 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing
- Learn to differentiate between judging and noting: practice mindful seeing
- Practice mindful body movement: perform several yoga postures
- Visualization with clarity: Draw a picture of the phone the children use most often
- Discussion: how is seeing from your ‘Mind’s Eyes’ different from seeing with your real eyes?
- Three-minute breathing space
- Seeing the little detail
- Stressful events
8 Session 8 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing
- Learn to shift attention with purpose and intention: practice mindful seeing and discussion
- Differentiate descriptive observations with feelings, thoughts and body sensations: practice mindful stretching
- Three-minute breathing space
- Choosing to be aware
- Seeing five new things
9 Session 9 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing
- Deepen awareness of judgement and how judgment influence one’s perceptions of the things we touch: practice mindful touch
- Practice awareness to body sensation: pay attention to all sorts of sensations in the body
- Three-minute breathing space
- Mindfulness of the body
- Mindful touching
10 Session 10 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing
- Practice mindful smelling: Smell the scents inside a container and describe it with one adjective
- Discussion: reflection on how judgments and emotional reactivity change the nature of experience
- Practice mindful body movement: perform several yoga postures
- Three-minute breathing space
- Mindful yoga movements
- Mindful smelling
11 Session 11 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing and mindful eating
- Review of concepts and skills learned in previous sessions
- Consolidate insights gained over the past weeks
- Understand that beliefs and expectations are often inaccurate: Listen to a four sentence-story and write down what the children think about the story
- Understand how emotions affect an interpretation of an event: Listen to a story, see and feel it by imaging themselves as part of it
- Draw on the back cover of the notebook ‘Mindful in Everyday Life’
- Three-minute breathing space
- Letter to my self
12 Session 12 - Review home practices from previous session
- Practice mindful breathing
- Discussion: personal experiences in the past 12 weeks; ways to continue to cultivate mindful awareness in daily lives.
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