Loving-Kindness Meditation and Counseling

Leppma, Monica
July 2012
Journal of Mental Health Counseling;Jul2012, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p197
Academic Journal
Loving-kindness meditation (LKM) is a type of mindfulness-based meditation that emphasizes caring and connection with others. LKM incorporates nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment, which enhances attention, presence, acceptance, and self-regulation; it also entails directing caring feelings toward oneself and then others and emphasizes both self-care and inter. connectedness. Thus, LKM is suitable for helping clients forge healthy connections with them- selves and others. This article examines the use and implications of LKM in counseling.


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