A Randomized, controlled trial of mindfulness plus exposure for improving body image in women
SubjectBody image in women
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Schema-focused cognitive therapy
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Research supports a multifaceted conception of body image incorporating attitudinal and behavioural elements. Cognitive-behavioural therapy including psychoeducation and body image exposure are two therapeutic approaches with demonstrated success in improving body image. Mindfulness practice, which has already been incorporated into a number of successful psychological treatments, has yet to be integrated into empirically tested body image treatment programs.