Mindfulness and Acceptance Interventions for Couples and Families

  • Diane R. Gehart


This chapter provides practical instructions for using mindfulness and acceptance intervention practices when working with couples and families. Practices for working with couples include facilitated mindful communication, mindful pause, listening deeply, loving-kindness meditation, compassionate life review, love dialogues, nonviolent speech, practicing together, and mindful sex and intimacy. Practices for working with families include parent–child attunement, slowing to the present moment, out-the-door mindfulness, mindful puppet enactments, narrating what is, “rocking” mindfulness practice, and mini-mindfulness and acceptance practices.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane R. Gehart
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  1. 1.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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