Category Archives: health psychology

Putting the Meditator at the Centre of the Research

Do you meditate or practice mindfulness? I am currently undertaking an academic survey into meditation and wellbeing. I would like to ask meditators over the age of 18 to complete a short anonymous questionnaire about their practice (it should take … Continue reading

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The Origins of MBSR; Zen and Mindfulness

Title: Some reflections on the origins of MBSR, skillful means, and the trouble with maps Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn Year: 2011 Summary: In this frank an open exposition of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s development of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) system, readers … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Meta-study Reveals Conflicting Findings

Title: Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Authors: M Goyal, S Singh, EM Sibinga, NF Gould, A Rowland-Seymour, R Sharma, Z Berger, D Sleicher, DD Maron, HM Shihab, PD Ranasinghe, S Linn, S Saha, … Continue reading

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Loving-kindness Meditation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Pilot Study

Authors: Kearney DJ, Malte CA, McManus C, Martinez ME, Felleman B, Simpson TL. Year: 2013 Title: Loving-kindness Meditation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Pilot Study Summary: A trial of loving kindness meditation was undertaken with veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-being

Authors: Brown KW, Ryan RM Year: 2003 Title: The Benefits of Being Present: Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-being Summary: Research assessing mindfulness practice from empirical and theoretical perspectives. In conclusion a clinical intervention study indicates a relationship between … Continue reading

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Loving-Kindness Meditation for Chronic Low Back Pain

Authors: James W. Carson, Francis J. Keefe, Thomas R. Lynch, Kimberly M. Carson, eeraindar Goli, Anne Marie Fras and Steven R. Thorp Year: 2005 Title: Loving-Kindness Meditation for Chronic Low Back Pain Summary: A pilot study on the effects of an … Continue reading

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