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Table 4 Component loadings of the mindfulness items on the final six components

From: Revisiting the five-facet structure of mindfulness

.61− . am friendly to myself when things go wrong.FRBRG
.61− . am able to appreciate myself.FRBRG
.60− .21− .06− .02.19− .01I feel calm soon after.SMQ
.58− . am able to accept the experience.SMQ
.56− .14− . just notice them and let them go.SMQ
.55− .04.06.05− .08− .04I see my mistakes and difficulties without judging them.FRBRG
.54− .24.06− .01.16.05I “step back” and am aware of the thought or image without getting taken over by it.SMQ
.53− .03− . watch my feelings without getting lost in them.FRBRG
.52− . am able to accept the thoughts and feelings I have.CAMS
.51− .− .04I accept myself the same whatever the thought/image is about in my mind.SMQ
.− .02.11I am open to the experience of the present moment.FRBRG
.49− .08.02− .01.12− .07I try just to experience the thoughts or images without judging them.SMQ
. am able to focus on the present moment.CAMS
. feel connected to my experience in the here-and-now.FRBRG
.49− . experience moments of inner peace and ease, even when things get hectic and stressful.FRBRG
.48− .− .04I try to notice my thoughts without judging them.CAMS
.− .06.12I am able to smile when I notice how I sometimes make life difficult.FRBRG
.46− .15− . am able just to notice them without reacting.SMQ
.46− .03.07− .01.08.10I notice how brief the thoughts and images really are.SMQ
.45− . can accept things I cannot change.CAMS
.44.44.18− .11− .11− .03I wish I could control my emotions more easily.PHLMS
. I notice an absence of mind, I gently return to the experience of the here and now.FRBRG
.38− .19− .02− .02.12.26I can tolerate emotional pain.CAMS
− .37.23.29− .31− .10− .05I lose myself in the thoughts/images.SMQ
.37− .02.09.16− .08.21In difficult situations, I can pause without immediately reacting.FRBRG
− .36.35.29− .13− .06− .04They take over my mind for quite a while afterwards.SMQ
.31− . accept unpleasant experiences.FRBRG
− .20.15.12− .15− .03.18I am preoccupied by the future.CAMS
.18.05− .10− .09− .10− .09I seldom notice what other people are up to.LMS
.07.69.11− .04− .07− .21If there is something I don’t want to think about, I’ll try many things to get it out of my mind.PHLMS
− .03.68.04− .10− .07− .08I try to stay busy to keep thoughts or feelings from coming to mind.PHLMS
.00.66.07− .05− .06− .10I try to distract myself when I feel unpleasant emotions.PHLMS
− .31.65.01− .09− .11.08I tell myself that I shouldn’t have certain thoughts.PHLMS
− .17.65.07− .07− .03− .08There are things I try not to think about.PHLMS
.04.64.10− .07− .04− .19When I have a bad memory, I try to distract myself to make it go away.PHLMS
.17.58.03− .20− .04− .19I try to put my problems out of mind.PHLMS
− .35.57− .02− .21− .14.15I tell myself that I shouldn’t be feeling the way I’m feeling.KIMS
− .30.56.00− .10− .11.07There are aspects of myself I don’t want to think about.PHLMS
− .12.55.04− .10− .06.03I tell myself that I shouldn’t feel sad.PHLMS
.40.55− .06− .19− .13.16I think some of my emotions are bad or inappropriate and I shouldn’t feel them.KIMS
.41.52− .04− .16− .13.19I tell myself that I shouldn’t be thinking the way I’m thinking.KIMS
.41.49.04− .15− .09.20I criticize myself for having irrational or inappropriate emotions.KIMS
− .32.48.02− .13− .01.16I disapprove of myself when I have irrational ideas.KIMS
− .22.46.08− .17− .15− .07I find it so unpleasant I have to distract myself and not notice them.SMQ
− .35.46− .09− .18− .10.27I believe some of my thoughts are abnormal or bad and I shouldn’t think that way.KIMS
− .31.45.06− .16.02.03I judge myself as good or bad, depending on what the thought/image is about.SMQ
.43.44.11− .15− .04− .08I get angry that this happens to me.SMQ
− .14.41.11− .10− .07− .15I try and push them away.SMQ
− .22.38.22− .04.06.28I make judgments about whether my thoughts are good or bad.KIMS
− .07.33.17− .22.00.21I tend to make judgments about how worthwhile or worthless my experiences are.KIMS
− .26.30.15− .30.07.03I am preoccupied by the past.CAMS
− .15.29.13− .03.05.03I judge the thought/image as good or bad.SMQ
.05.20.05− .04.01.14When I do things, I get totally wrapped up in them and don’t think about anything else.KIMS
− .03-.13.05− .01− .09− .07I generate few novel ideas.LMS
− .− .02.08When I walk outside, I am aware of smells or how the air feels against my face.PHLMS
.− .04− .02When I shower, I am aware of how the water is running over my body.PHLMS
.− .04.11I notice changes inside my body, like my heart beating faster or my muscles getting tense.PHLMS
. pay attention to sensations, such as the wind in my hair or sun on my face.KIMS
. I am startled, I notice what is going on inside my body.PHLMS
.− .02When talking with other people, I am aware of the emotions I am experiencing.PHLMS
− . I take a shower or bath, I stay alert to the sensations of water on my body.KIMS
.10− .02.55.00− .02.04I notice changes in my body, such as whether my breathing slows down or speeds up.KIMS
− .06.00.52− .04− .08.22I pay attention to sounds, such as clocks ticking, birds chirping, or cars passing.KIMS
.08− .02.52.08− .01.05I notice the smells and aromas of things.KIMS
. am aware of thoughts I’m having when my mood changes.PHLMS
.− .03Whenever my emotions change, I am conscious of them immediately.PHLMS
− .02− .03.49.04− .01.41I notice visual elements in art or nature, such as colors, shapes, textures, or patterns of light and shadow.KIMS
. am aware of what thoughts are passing through my mind.PHLMS
.15.06.46− .04− .01.10I pay attention to whether my muscles are tense or relaxed.KIMS
.15.09.44− .05.21.06I notice when my moods begin to change.KIMS
. talking with other people, I am aware of their facial and body expressions.PHLMS
.05.03.42− .14.05.21When I’m walking, I deliberately notice the sensations of my body moving.KIMS
. pay attention to how my emotions affect my thoughts and behavior.KIMS
. sense my body, whether eating, cooking, cleaning, or talking.FRBRG
. intentionally stay aware of my feelings.KIMS
. notice how foods and drinks affect my thoughts, bodily sensations, and emotions.KIMS
− .33.31.35− .13− .01.01I keep thinking about the thought or image after it’s gone.SMQ
.08.12− .28− .10− .04− .18I am rarely aware of changesLMS
.17− . find myself doing things without paying attention.MAAS
.37− . find it difficult to stay focused on what’s happening in the present.MAAS
− .− .23− .07When I do things, my mind wanders off and I’m easily distracted.KIMS
− .− .11− .24I am easily distracted.CAMS
.07− . rush through activities without being really attentive to them.MAAS
.24− . seems I am “running on automatic,” without much awareness of what I’m doing.MAAS
− .02− .− .05I break or spill things because of carelessness, not paying attention, or thinking of something else.MAAS
− .04− . snack without being aware that I’m eating.MAAS
.04− .− .11I find myself listening to someone with one ear, doing something else at the same time.MAAS
− .− .21− .06I don’t pay attention to what I’m doing because I’m daydreaming, worrying, or otherwise distracted.KIMS
.01− .− .01I drive places on “automatic pilot” and then wonder why I went there.MAAS
. is easy for me to concentrate on what I am doing.CAMS
.05− .11.16.45− .01− .09I do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what I’m doing.MAAS
− .09.15− .15.42− .19.02I drive on “automatic pilot” without paying attention to what I’m doing.KIMS
.00− .− .06I forget a person’s name almost as soon as I’ve been told it for the first time.MAAS
− .03.04.18− .39− .20.00I tend to do several things at once rather than focusing on one thing at a time.KIMS
.09− .− .11I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until some time later.MAAS
. am able to pay close attention to one thing for a long period of time.CAMS
.35− .22− .12.36− .04− .07I find myself preoccupied with the future or the past.MAAS
.19− . tend to walk quickly to get where I’m going without paying attention to what I experience along the way.MAAS
.19− .16.07.33− .06.01I get so focused on the goal I want to achieve that I lose touch with what I’m doing right now to get there.MAAS
.12.18− . I’m doing something, I’m only focused on what I’m doing, nothing else.KIMS
− .05.16.17− .30− .15− .13When I’m working on something, part of my mind is occupied with other topics, such as what I’ll be doing later, or things I’d rather be doing.KIMS
− .05− .− .03I tend not to notice feelings of physical tension or discomfort until they really grab my attention.MAAS
. I’m reading, I focus all my attention on what I’m reading.KIMS
− .17.13.00− .19− .01− .09I am impatient with myself and with others.FRBRG
− .08.18.02− .16.76− .06It’s hard for me to find the words to describe what I’m thinking.KIMS
.13− .’m good at finding the words to describe my feelings.KIMS
− .08.19.04− .16.73− .08I have trouble thinking of the right words to express how I feel about things.KIMS
.12− . when I’m feeling terribly upset, I can find a way to put it into words.KIMS
.14− . can usually describe how I feel at the moment in considerable detail.CAMS
.14− . someone asks how I am feeling, I can identify my emotions easily.PHLMS
− .07.13.07− .17.59− .03When I have a sensation in my body, it’s difficult for me to describe it because I can’t find the right words.KIMS
.01.00.24− .05.56.29My natural tendency is to put my experiences into words.KIMS
. can easily put my beliefs, opinions, and expectations into words.KIMS
.10− .’m good at thinking of words to express my perceptions, such as how things taste, smell, or sound.KIMS
.35− .’s easy for me to keep track of my thoughts and feelings.CAMS
.07− . like to be challenged intellectually.LMS
.23− .02.03− .01.06.57I try to think of new ways of doing things.LMS
.16− . find it easy to create new and effective ideas.LMS
.19− .12− .03− .02.16.51I make many novel contributions.LMS
.− .05.51I like to figure out how things work.LMS
.08− . am very creative.LMS
.− .07.46I like to investigate things.LMS
.05.08− .09− .17− .18.45I am not an original thinker.LMS
.07.08− .10− .06− .16.43I avoid thought provoking conversations.LMS
.14.04.32− .03.04.42I am very curious.LMS
− .05.23.25− .04.12.39I tend to evaluate whether my perceptions are right or wrong.KIMS
.00− .05− .09− .05− .07− .33I am rarely alert to new developments.LMS
. pay attention to what’s behind my actions.FRBRG
. get completely absorbed in what I’m doing, so that all my attention is focused on it.KIMS
− .03.16.13− .15− .12.22When I’m doing chores, such as cleaning or laundry, I tend to daydream or think of other things.KIMS
  1. C1 non-judgment/non-reacting, C2 observing, C3 acting with awareness, C5 reacting/judgment, C6 describing, C4 openness/Western mindfulness