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Biofeedback-Based Mindfulness

The state of mindfulness is in a particular form of mental condition that teaches to concentrate in the "here and now", developing a full awareness of their own mental activities and the different physical processes.

The word "mindfulness" is the English translation, from the terminology of Buddhist psychology of  the term "sati" which has been used for the first time more than 2500 years ago. This term connotes one of the central aspects of the Buddhist tradition and means awareness and attention.
Referring to the model of the mind described by Scrimali (Scrimali 2010) one can speak of a diachronic and a synchronic mind.
A unique feature of homo sapiens is the presence of a digital and cognitive mind, typically diachronic, able to remember the past and to project into the future in proactive terms.
The two systems of the human mind, in a state of mental health, should work in a dialectical way, but harmoniously.
In pathological conditions, however, the digital activities of the diachronic mind produce a continuous brooding on the past and an incessant pessimistic pronation towards the future.
This aspect is very evident in depression but also in obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In these circumstances, the Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback can play a positive therapeutic effect, however, always integrated into a plan of treatment strategically oriented towards progressive restructuring of some dysfunctional mental processes.
The Biofeedback-Based Mindulness can be defined as the attempt to actively achieve a condition of the mind similar to that described as Mindfulness but with the aid of instrumentation psychophysiological capable of delivering to the patients an istantaneous feedback.
It teaches the patient to achieve a state of mind able to stop the process of rumination and also worry. The training is learned and in 8 sessions, implemented with the MindLab Set.
The patient, once learned the condition of "Synchronic Mind" must practice his achievement, daily for at least 15 minutes and then in the course of daily routines as a basic attitude of mind.