The Design

AuthorPeter Jamadar/Elron Elahie/Richard Jamadar
Mindfulness, as Intentional Awarenessing, through a Four-Quadrant Model
The central research question was whether cultivating an independent practice of
Intentional Awarenessing specifically designed to focus intention and awareness in the
four-quadrants, consistently and continuously for at least twenty-seven days, could
improve and enhance a judicial officer’s awareness in the courtroom in these domains,
while actively engaged in hearing court matters and discharging the associated judicial
To test this, the working hypothesis was based on the capacity of mindfuln ess practices
to improve and enhance attention and awareness in relation to an object of focus. Jon
Kabat-Zinn, founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of
Massachusetts Medical Centre and Associate Professor of medicine in the Division of
Preventative and Behavioural Medicine, is very much the leading pioneer in the West of
the scientific investigation and verification of the efficacy of mindfulness, particularly in
the domains of health and wellness.34
34 See generally, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living : Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress,
Pain, and Illness (Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks 2013); Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are

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