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Table 3 Helpfulness of individual elements of the therapeutic sessions (0 = not helpful at all; 4 = extremely helpful)

From: The feasibility and acceptability of short-term, individual existential behavioural therapy for informal caregivers of patients recruited in a specialist palliative care unit

First Session - mindfulness Mean (SD) range
Therapist 2,9 (1,1) 0-4
Information/Psychoeducation 2,9 (1,0) 0-4
Body-Scan (Introduction) 2,6 (1,1) 0-4
Mindfulness exercise (paying attention to the breath) 2,9 (1,1) 0-4
Mindfulness imagination (e.g., imagination of one’s own thoughts as clouds, passing over the sky) 2,5 (1,0) 0-4
Self-reliant practice with audio CD 2,0 (1,1) 0-4
Second Session - Resources
Therapist 3,0 (1,1) 1-4
Information/Psychoeducation 2,9 (1,1) 0-4
Determining the sources of strength 3,0 (1,0) 1-4
Guided imagination of resources and their empowering emotion 2,9 (1,0) 1-4
Finding a symbol (representing the resource) 2,8 (1,1) 1-4
Self-reliant handling of resources/symbols in daily life 2,8 (1,1) 1-4