Relationship of Non-Attachment to Psychological Symptomatology

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Jessica Weiss , University of Montana-Missoula
The concept of mindfulness, based in Eastern philosophies, has radically changed approaches to psychotherapy. An important component of mindfulness is a nonattachment approach to life “characterized by curiosity, openness, and acceptance,” as opposed to rigidity, or refusal to cope with difficulties. This study examines whether and how practicing nonattachment works.