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Nova Perspectiva Sistêmica

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MORETTI, Luciana. Mindfulness in the construction of a communicative space based in attention to the body in therapy. Nova perspect. sist. [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.60, pp. 87-99. ISSN 0104-7841.

This paper discusses the incorporation of Mindfulness into conversational therapy as a tool for the construction of therapeutic space as a communicative space built on joint attention. Specifically, the paper focuses on Mindfulness on the body as a tool that facilitates the interruption of recurrent narrative flows, creating openings to new forms of constructing meaning. The mechanisms of therapeutic changes associated to Mindfulness (attention regulation, emotional regulation and changes in the perspective of the self) are discussed through fragments from the treatment of an adolescent showing social isolation, cognitive rigidity, self-exigence and obsessive thoughts. The attention to the body from a collaborative perspective created an opening to the therapeutic change in a chronic and refractory case, with a history of relapses and resistance to change.

Keywords : mindfulness; therapeutic space; conversational therapy; attention regulation; joint attention.

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