Volume 9   Number 1     Fall 2015

Commentary and Review of McCown & Ahn's (2015) “Dialogical And Eastern Perspectives On The Self In Practice: Teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction In Philadelphia And Seoul”

Rens van Loon
Tilburg University, The Netherlands

pp. 177-181

ABSTRACT: This review and commentary on the article of Don McCown and Heyoung Ahn (2015, this issue) consists of three parts. Following the structure of the article, the first part contains a letter from Rens to the authors, Don and Heyoung, in which the reviewer reacts dialogically and experientially. The second part is a theoretical reflection on the three following subjects: The use of Dialogical Self Theory as a perspective on the self in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction; the role of the teacher in creating intrapersonal and interpersonal space; and, the role of language in the process of teaching and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. The third part contains recommendations for future research.