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Table 1 The content and homework of adapted group mindfulness based stress management program

From: The effectiveness of adapted group mindfulness-based stress management program on perceived stress and emotion regulation in midwives: a randomized clinical trial

Session Content Homework
First Pre-test and participants' acquaintance with each other and group rules
The concept of perceived stress, physiological, psychological and behavioral outcomes of stress
The concept of assessment and how to form triple assessments in a stressful situation
Identify stressors of life and work environment, demands and resources of work and life, study the signs and consequences of stress and workplace stress, how to evaluate different situations of life and work environment
Second The concept of mindfulness and automatic guidance
Practice eating raisins to explain the logic concerning mindfulness
Identify stressful situations and how to evaluate different work and life situations
Pay attention to life situations and focus attention
Practice eating raisins or any other similar exercise on a daily basis and record the resulting experiences
Third The concept of staying in the present time, explaining the philosophical foundations of the past, present and future
The concept of attention span
Perform sitting meditation
Practice focusing for a minute and staying in the present
The concept of awareness of breathing
Practice three-minute breathing awareness
Identify stressful situations and how to evaluate different work and life situations
Practice one-minute and three-minute breathing awareness
Fourth The concept of body meditation, the ability to combine the characteristics of mindfulness with gained experience
The concept of the unity of mind and body
Practice body assessment with the example of the elephant in the dark
Identify stressful situations and how to evaluate different work and life situations
Practice three-minute breathing awareness and body assessment meditation
Fifth The association of thoughts with emotions and behaviors
Automatic thoughts, rumination
Positive and negative emotions, the concept of organizational justice, sitting with thoughts and feelings and practicing it
The concept of acceptance
Identify stressful situations and how to evaluate different work and life situations
Complete an extended ABC form to identify the relationship between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and body sensations
Practice three-minute breathing awareness and body assessment meditation
Sixth The concept of self- compassion, familiarity with compassionate meditation
Practice loving meditation
Non-judgmental mind and initiator mind
The role of mindfulness in improving relationships, the impact of judgments on communication
Identify stressful situations and how to evaluate different work and life situations
Practice three-minute breathing awareness, body assessment meditation, compassionate meditation, and loving meditation
Seventh The concept of coping, coping styles with stress
Efficient and inefficient styles
Time management, allegory of rubble and fine and coarse sand, expression of awareness of activities in daily life and work environment
Identify stressful situations and how to evaluate different work and life situations
Practice three-minute breathing awareness and body assessment meditation
Emotion-oriented and problem-oriented strategies in stressful situations
Rubble and coarse grains in life and work environment
Eighth How to maintain changes in life and work environment, summarizing, reviewing last week's assignments and completing questionnaires Practicing awareness of breathing Tuesday minute of and meditation inspection body