One of the most effective CBT developments for the treatment of Excoriation Disorder is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The primary goal is to learn to non-judgmentally accept uncomfortable psychological experiences. From a mindfulness perspective, much of our psychological distress is the result of trying to control and eliminate the discomfort of unwanted thoughts, feelings, sensations, and urges. In other words, our discomfort is not the problem - our attempt to control and eliminate our discomfort is the problem. For those with Excoriation Disorder, the ultimate goal of mindfulness is to develop the ability to more willingly experience their uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, sensations, and urges, without picking their skin. Mindfulness is not necessarily only accessed through therapy though. There are many resources that encourages and helps people to practice mindfulness in their daily lives as it can be beneficial even for those who do not suffer from a mental illness. We round up some of the resources we could find on the web.
“Guided Mindfulness Meditation: A Complete Guided Mindfulness Meditation Program” from Jon Kabat-Zinn Audio CD – Audiobook, September 1, 2005 by Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D.
Audio CD: $19.88
Jon Kabat-Zinn is considered one of the most influential person’s in the field of mindfulness therapy. He has done a lot of research in this area. At the University of Massachusetts Medical School he was the founder of the university’s Stress Reduction Clinic known around the globe for its practices. Mindfulness is a common practice here for reducing stress, anxiety, chronic pain and similar conditions. More information about the CD is available at: http://www.amazon.com/Guided-Mindfulness-Meditation-Complete-Kabat-Zinn/dp/1591793599
“Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 2” Unabridged Edition by Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D.
This is a basic training CD and therefore suitable for starters. It offers daily meditation exercises and allows the user to add mindfulness to one’s daily routine. Combining this CD to Jon’s other CDs like Wherever You Go, There You Are, meditators of all levels can use it to their liking and requirements. It is available at: http://www.amazon.com/Guided-Mindfulness-Meditation-Kabat-Zinn-Ph-D/dp/1622031202
“Body Scan CD - Managing Pain, Illness and Stress with Mindfulness Meditation” Audio CD – Audiobook, 4 Nov 2009 by Vidyamala Burch and Sona Fricker
Audio CD: £11.74
The user will become more aware of his body and use his breath to control his body. More information on the CD at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Body-Scan-CD-mindfulness-meditation/dp/0955012031
“Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace” in a frantic world Paperback – 5 May 2011 by Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman
Kindle Edition with Audio/Video: £6.99 Read with Our Free App
This book will help the user cope with stress, anxiety and unhappiness as it is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). It promotes happiness, joy and peace of mind. Even if someone is not suffering from any kind of disorder but is generally exhausted, can use this tool to boost happiness and enhance their confidence level. The CD is available at:
“A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook” Paperback – 16 Jun 2010 by Bob Stahl
Kindle Edition: £17.15 Read with Our Free App
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is suggested to reduce pain, anxiety and other medical issues. The author teaches you to change the way you handle stress. More information can be found at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction-Workbook/dp/1572247088
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 weeks intensive training. It puts together meditation and yoga to create awareness of the unity of mind and body. It enables the patient to understand his unconscious thoughts, feelings and behavior that control his emotions as well as physical and mental health.