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Refraining from judgment based on personal ethical standards.


(ˌnɒndʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl) or


of, relating to, or denoting an attitude, approach, etc, that is open and not incorporating a judgment one way or the other


(ˌnɒn dʒʌdʒˈmɛn tl)

not judged or judging on the basis of one's personal standards or opinions.
non`judg•men′tal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.nonjudgmental - refraining from making judgments especially ones based on personal opinions or standards; "sympathetic and nonjudgmental"
judgmental - depending on judgment; "a judgmental error"; "I think that she is too judgmental to be a good therapist"
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Effectively serving Black males demands that counseling professionals nonjudgmentally comprehend the myriad forms of oppression Black males must habitually confront and traverse.
Although there is not one agreed upon definition for mindfulness, it can be defined as the practice of "paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment" (Kabat-Zinn, 2003, p.
33) Targeted feedback involves identifying the problem by respectfully and nonjudgmentally describing the toxic behavior; implementing a sequential process to target a resolution by clarifying the behavior as a problem; allowing response and discussion; obtaining agreement about the problem, if possible, and brainstorming courses of action; and selecting a course of action with goals and a timeline for regular follow-up.
As a reminder, a working definition of mindfulness was offered as, "the awareness that arises by paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.
In the hospital, nurses must communicate therapeutically and nonjudgmentally with the patient with a history of substance abuse.
I'm referring to mindfulness, a type of meditation that involves paying attention to the present moment on purpose, nonjudgmentally, and dispassionately.
It has been defined as bringing one's complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis (Marlatt & Kristeller, 1999) and as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally (Kabat-Zinn, 1994).
Jon Kabat-Zinn, who introduced mindfulness-based stress reduction in the 1970s, describes the practice as the act of "paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.
Through mindfulness meditation, one learns to nonjudgmentally accept new events as they occur and remain open to the new experience as long as it is in the present moment [32].
As such, platica is marked by an empathie tone, one in which the curandera nonjudgmentally attends to the clients or attempts "to caress the soul," as translated from the Spanish term apapachar and borrowed from the indigenous Nahuatl language.
Through MBCT, however, clients learn that they do not need to identify themselves with these thoughts and react to them blindly, but instead learn to observe them nonjudgmentally.
A popular definition is that "mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.