Table 1

Key concepts and operationalization of the intervention




Worksheet and CD

Awareness of thought content and feelings, their connection and effect on behavior. Mindfulness.

Fill out entries on thoughts, feelings and behavior three times a day.

Feedback aimed to increase awareness of possible connection between thoughts, feelings and behavior in a recent situation.

Mindfulness exercises described and recommended.

Emotion and behavior record [6].

Relaxation and mindfulness exercises (CD, [23]).

Values and valued behavior.

Register planned activities and activities done.

Rate satisfaction of today's activity.

Questions and metaphors used to promote reflection on values and valued behavior.

Values and value-based activity.

Goals and barriers to value-based living [6]

Acceptance vs. avoidance.

Fill out entries on both positive and challenging thoughts and feelings. Register activity.

Registered information used to give feedback on avoidance behavior or willingness to act in accordance with values despite pain or discouraging thoughts and feelings.

Same as above.

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