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Unformatted text preview: ness training including initial experiences of mindfulness, time pressures, individual
characteristics and on-going personal and interpersonal
difficulties. Two members of the group who had difficult
initial experiences with the body-scan, one with a history
of post-traumatic stress disorder, the other with childhood sexual abuse, did less formal meditation practice
during the course than the rest of the group and gave up
on the longer meditation practices once the course had
ended. Positive initial experiences could also be an obstacle to mindfulness practice if they created expectations
that were not subsequently fulfilled: one woman for Page 10 of 14
(page number not for citation purposes) BMC Psychiatry 2006, 6:14 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/6/14 Table 5: Mean, Median and confidence intervals for Beck Depression and Anxiety inventories before and 3 months after MBCT. Depression Anxiety Anxiety Pre
Lower bound 95% C.I. for
Upper bound 95% C.I for
Post Pre Post 35.73
9.07 41.57 27.61 40.40 32.01 38.00
1.03 example, became frustrated and demoralised because she
could not achieve the degree of relaxation she initially
experienced while doing the exercises in the group. Conversely, participants who found the initial exercises relatively straightforward and who were able to adopt a
relaxed, non-striving, non-judgemental approach to
mindfulness practice tended to enjoy the exercises and
persist with them after completing the course.
Do patients continue to employ mindfulness techniques to
cope with adverse mental states, three months after the
course has finished?
Three months after the course had ended the majority (8/
11) of the participants continued to use mindfulness techniques such as the breathing space. Five participants who
completed the MBCT course continued to do some...
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2013 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor H during the Spring '11 term at ENGECON University.
- Spring '11