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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26598000/evaluation-of-a-meditation-intervention-to-reduce-the-effects-of-stressors-associated-with-compassion-fatigue-among-nurses
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Julie A Hevezi
PURPOSE OF STUDY: This pilot study evaluated whether short (less than 10 minutes) structured meditations decrease compassion fatigue and improve compassion satisfaction in oncology nurses. DESIGN OF STUDY: A nonrandomized, pre-post intervention study. METHODS USED: Participants used specific meditations designed to establish a sense of calm, relaxation, and self-compassion 5 days a week for 4 weeks. Meditations were provided on an audio-CD after brief individual instruction...
November 23, 2015: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26563236/bridging-the-sciences-of-mindfulness-and-romantic-relationships-a-theoretical-model-and-research-agenda
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Johan C Karremans, Melanie P J Schellekens, Gesa Kappen
Research on mindfulness, defined as paying conscious and non-judgmental attention to present-moment experiences, has increased rapidly in the past decade but has focused almost entirely on the benefits of mindfulness for individual well-being. This article considers the role of mindfulness in romantic relationships. Although strong claims have been made about the potentially powerful role of mindfulness in creating better relationships, it is less clear whether, when, and how this may occur. This article integrates the literatures on mindfulness and romantic relationship science, and sketches a theory-driven model and future research agenda to test possible pathways of when and how mindfulness may affect romantic relationship functioning...
November 12, 2015: Personality and Social Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26529560/a-controlled-study-of-a-group-mindfulness-intervention-for-individuals-living-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Kate Neilson, Maria Ftanou, Kaveh Monshat, Mike Salzberg, Sally Bell, Michael A Kamm, William Connell, Simon R Knowles, Katherine Sevar, Sam G Mancuso, David Castle
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (MI-IBD). DESIGN: Treatment-as-usual control versus mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention. METHODS: Sixty patients participated in either the MI-IBD (n = 33) or treatment-as-usual group (n = 27) conditions. The MI-IBD consisted of an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction training group...
March 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26467086/a-rasch-model-analysis-of-the-mindful-attention-awareness-scale
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Hong Eng Goh, Ida Marais, Michael James Ireland
The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale was developed to measure individual differences in the tendency to be mindful. The current study examined the psychometric properties of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale in a heterogeneous sample of 565 nonmeditators and 612 meditators using the polytomous Rasch model. The results showed that some items did not function the same way for these two groups. Overall, meditators had higher mean estimates than nonmeditators. The analysis identified a group of items as highly discriminating...
October 13, 2015: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26506562/cognitive-mechanisms-of-mindfulness-a-test-of-current-models
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Ben Isbel, Doug Mahar
Existing models of mindfulness describe the self-regulation of attention as primary, leading to enhanced decentering and ability to access and override automatic cognitive processes. This study compared 23 experienced and 21 non-meditators on tests of mindfulness, attention, decentering, and ability to override automatic cognitive processes to test the cognitive mechanisms proposed to underlie mindfulness practice. Experienced meditators had significantly higher mindfulness and decentering than non-meditators...
December 15, 2015: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26455808/altered-processing-of-self-related-emotional-stimuli-in-mindfulness-meditators
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J Lutz, A B Brühl, N Doerig, H Scheerer, R Achermann, A Weibel, L Jäncke, U Herwig
Mental health benefits of mindfulness techniques are thought to involve changes in self-processing, such as decreased attachment to the self, higher self-compassion and lower emotional reactivity to inner experience. However, self-related emotion processing in regular mindfulness practitioners is not extensively studied. In the current work we investigate differential neural and behavioral correlates of self-criticism and self-praise in 22 mid-to-long-term mindfulness meditators (LTM) compared to 22 matched meditation-naïve participants (MNP)...
January 1, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25919516/meditation-promotes-better-sleep-in-older-adults
#7
Anita Slomski
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April 28, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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