Greeson, J. M. (2015). Transtherapeutic Mindfulness. Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 21(3). Full Text.
From the Abstract: Mindfulness is a natural quality of awareness characterized by attending to the present moment, nonjudgmentally, and without reacting to negative thoughts or negative emotions implicated in mood disorders and other psychiatric conditions.
A relatively new clinical perspective suggests that, by specifically targeting transdiagnostic processes that are shared across numerous mental disorders—such as negative thinking, the tendency to experience negative affect, and emotional reactivity—mindfulness training offers a viable approach to treating mood disorders and a number of common, stress-related comorbidities, including sleep disturbance, chronic pain, and substance misuse. Therefore, as a clinician, using mindfulness to address transdiagnostic mental processes that underlie mood symptoms can be quite efficient and therapeutic. . . .
Finally, research suggests that different mindfulness practices, such as mindful breathing, sitting meditation, body scan, mindful yoga, and loving kindness, can produce different effects on transdiagnostic outcome measures, allowing a clinician to move toward personalized mindfulness practices based on each patient’s individual needs, symptoms, and preference.