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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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We want to offer as many types of engagement as possible, as nonjudgmentally as possible.
I repeat, she does not need from you what she already gets nonjudgmentally from her own mirror.
Reflecting in this way helps the client effectively understand their challenges and weigh their choices realistically and nonjudgmentally. Arnold (2014) suggests that this process facilitates a more focused awareness of available options and eventually leads to tangible efforts, yet the practitioner must be careful to not impose his or her needs on the individual.
Mindfulness has been described as the "awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment" (Kabat-Zinn, 2003, p.
If your child is showing signs of depression for longer than a week or two, talk to your child openly and listen nonjudgmentally to learn more about what he or she is feeling and/or experiencing.
If they open up, the next steps are to LISTEN nonjudgmentally, to GIVE reassurance and information, to ENCOURAGE the person to get help and to ENCOURAGE self-help strategies.
The key here is for us to both give information and nonjudgmentally listen to the parent's (or child's) point of view and barriers, showing empathy by echoing their feelings, then using a motivational interviewing approach to weighing pros and cons of taking steps toward a referral.
Kabat-Zinn (2003) formulated a definition of mindfulness that incorporates the idea of mindfulness as a state of being in which one is nonjudgmentally aware of thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and external stimuli, accompanied by characteristics such as openness, acceptance, and curiosity.
'Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally,' said Buddhist meditation practitioner and microbiologist Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has defined mindfulness as, "paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally." Another way of looking at mindfulness is that it helps you stop living life on autopilot, allowing you to appreciate life more fully.
Take a deep breath, and observe one's own space, thoughts and emotions nonjudgmentally. The resulting calm helps lower stress." ( ANI )
Surplus words, as in WordRake, and more: long sentences; sentences written in the passive voice; inconsistent Oxford or serial commas (again, nonjudgmentally); inconsistent quotation marks; use of exact dates; inconsistent articles ("the Plaintiff" versus "Plaintiff"); capitalization of "court"; opportunities to summarize block-quoted material; "and/or"; and of course, glitches such as misplaced commas (instead "takes a comma at the start of a sentence").