an exploratory mixed methods study of the acceptability and effectiveness of mindfulness

Positive initial experiences could also be an

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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practice if they created expectations that were not subsequently fulfilled: one woman for Page 10 of 14 (page number not for citation purposes) BMC Psychiatry 2006, 6:14 Table 5: Mean, Median and confidence intervals for Beck Depression and Anxiety inventories before and 3 months after MBCT. Depression Anxiety Anxiety Pre Mean Lower bound 95% C.I. for mean Upper bound 95% C.I for mean Median Std. Deviation Min Max Interquartile range Skewness Depression Post Pre Post 35.73 29.88 17.82 8.02 32.00 23.59 20.54 9.07 41.57 27.61 40.40 32.01 38.00 8.69 23.00 47.00 17.00 -0.220 11.00 14.59 0.00 42.00 25.00 0.404 27.00 12.50 10.00 49.00 21.00 -0.115 18.00 17.08 1.00 58.00 23.00 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.

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