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Potentiality of Mindfulness Art Therapy Short Version on Mood of Healthy People  [PDF]
Michiyo Ando, Sayoko Ito
Health (Health) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/health.2014.611150
Abstract: The present study examined the potential of Mindfulness Art Therapy Short version on mood of healthy people. The Mindfulness Art Therapy Short version consisted of two sessions and included factors of both mindfulness and art therapy. The Art Therapy alone consisted of two sessions including factors of art therapy. Seventeen college students received the Mindfulness Art Therapy Short version and twenty-two students received Art Therapy alone. All participants completed the Profile of Mood States pre- and post-interventions in each session. In the Mindfulness Art Therapy Short version group, scores for Tension-Anxiety, Depression-Dejection, and Fatigue-Inertia reduced and those for Vigor-Activity significantly increased after the program. In the Art Therapy group, although scores for Tension-Anxiety and Fatigue-Inertia decreased, the scores of Depression-Dejection and Vigor-Activity did not significantly change. The score of Total Mood significantly decreased only in the Mindfulness Art Therapy Short version. These results suggest that the Mindfulness Art Therapy Short Version may be more affective for improving mood, particularly depression and vigor, compared to Art Therapy alone.
Changes in Autonomic Nervous System Activity and Mood of Healthy People after Mindfulness Art Therapy Short Version  [PDF]
Michiyo Ando, Sayoko Ito
Health (Health) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/health.2016.84029
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate changes in autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity and mood caused by Mindfulness Art Therapy Short version (MATS). The participants were 20 Japanese college students who were separated into high and low risk groups based on the median score of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). MATS consisted of mindfulness exercise and making of art in one session. ANS activity (TP: total energy, LF/HF: sympathetic nervous, HF: parasympathetic nervous system, LF: both sympathetic and parasympathetic) and mood (TA: tension arousal, EA: energy arousal) were measured psychologically before and after MATS. In the high risk group, TP significantly decreased and LF, HF, and LF/HF did not change significantly; while TA significantly decreased and EA significantly increased. In the low risk group, TP and LF significantly increased and HF and LF/HF did not change significantly; while TA significantly decreased and EA showed a non-significant increase. These results suggest that MATS affects the ANS differently for participants with different states of mental health, and particularly promotes activity in low-risk participants. Psychologically, MATS decreased tension or anxiety and increased energy. These findings justify further use of this therapy.
A Comparative Randomised Controlled Trial of the Effects of Brain Wave Vibration Training, Iyengar Yoga, and Mindfulness on Mood, Well-Being, and Salivary Cortisol
Deborah Bowden,Claire Gaudry,Seung Chan An,John Gruzelier
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/234713
Abstract: This randomised trial compared the effects of Brain Wave Vibration (BWV) training, which involves rhythmic yoga-like meditative exercises, with Iyengar yoga and Mindfulness. Iyengar provided a contrast for the physical components and mindfulness for the “mental” components of BWV. 35 healthy adults completed 10 75-minute classes of BWV, Iyengar, or Mindfulness over five weeks. Participants were assessed at pre- and postintervention for mood, sleep, mindfulness, absorption, health, memory, and salivary cortisol. Better overall mood and vitality followed both BWV and Iyengar training, while the BWV group alone had improved depression and sleep latency. Mindfulness produced a comparatively greater increase in absorption. All interventions improved stress and mindfulness, while no changes occurred in health, memory, or salivary cortisol. In conclusion, increased well-being followed training in all three practices, increased absorption was specific to Mindfulness, while BWV was unique in its benefits to depression and sleep latency, warranting further research.
Conociendo mindfulness [Knowing mindfulness]  [cached]
Marta Parra Delgado,Juan Monta?és Rodríguez,Marta Monta?és Sánchez,Raquel Bartolomé Gutiérrez
Ensayos : Revista de la Facultad de Educacion de Albacete , 2012,
Abstract: Resumen: Actualmente, sobre todo en la última década de nuestro siglo, han surgido un gran número de investigaciones sobre la eficacia de mindfulness en la mejora de los síntomas de personas que presentan diferentes problemas físicos y psíquicos. Mindfulness consiste en prestar conciencia plena a la realidad del momento presente con una actitud básica de aceptación. En el presente artículo se realiza una introducción a mindfulness, destacando diferentes definiciones y formas de conceptualizarlo y profundizando en los mecanismos psicoterapéuticos que subyacen a la práctica de mindfulness. Abstract: Currently, especially in the last decade of our century, have emerged a lot of research on the effectiveness of mindfulness in improving the symptoms of people with different physical and psychological problems. Mindfulness is to provide full consciousness to the reality of the present moment with a basic attitude of acceptance. This paper presents an introduction to mindfulness, highlighting different definitions and ways of conceptualizing and deeper into the mechanisms underlying psychotherapeutic practice of mindfulness.
Congenital Midline Cervical Skin Bridge  [PDF]
Bilal Mirza,Afzal Sheikh
APSP Journal of Case Reports , 2011,
Abstract: Congenital Midline Cervical Skin Bridge
Mindfulness as a Therapy Method  [PDF]
Pelin Devrim ?ATAK,Kültegin ?GEL
N?ropsikiyatri Ar?ivi , 2010,
Abstract: Mindfulness refers to paying attention to present moment experiences with a non-judgmental attitude and acceptance. This particular way of paying attention to the unfolding of present moment has become recognized as an effective psychotherapeutic tool. During the past 25 years, mindfulness-based interventions have been successfully integrated into cognitive, behavioural and humanistic psychotherapy approaches. Today, mindfulness-based psychotherapy interventions are used across many psychological problems including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive disorders, stress related to chronic medical illnesses and borderline personality disorder. Although, mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention has many implications in the field of psychotherapy, the concept is less known for clinicians practicing in our country. Therefore, the purpose of present review is to give a brief presentation of mindfulness and mindfulness-based therapies. In the first section of the paper, literature regarding mindfulness as psychological construct is reviewed and different aspects of mindfulness are presented. Later, a brief overview of mindfulness and acceptance-based psychotherapy approaches are given. Finally, we conclude that research studies on mindfulness are reaching an explanatory stage and mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention may offer new perspectives to clinicians in the field. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2010; 47: 69-73)
Mindfulness in Measurement: Reconsidering the Measurable in Mindfulness Practice  [PDF]
Sharon G. Solloway,William P. Fisher, Jr.
International Journal of Transpersonal Studies , 2007,
Abstract: Can an organic partnership of qualitative and quantitative data confirm the value of mindfulness practice as an assignment in undergraduate education? Working from qualitative evidence suggesting the existence of potentially measurable mindfulness effects expressed in ruler measures, a previous study calibrated a mathematically invariant scale of mindfulness practice effects with substantively and statistically significant differences in the measures before and after the assignment. Current efforts replicated these results. The quantitative model is described in measurement terms defined at an introductory level. Detailed figures and appendices are provided, and a program of future research is proposed.
Patricia Allen Carbonell
Academic Research International , 2012,
Abstract: Implementing International Mindfulness Instructional Design (IMID) may ameliorate trauma that online Latino students experience, and improve their comparative 44% virtual academic underperformance to their white online student counterparts.
Self-Referential Order  [PDF]
T. Aste,P. Butler,T. Di Matteo
Physics , 2013, DOI: 10.1080/14786435.2013.835495
Abstract: We introduce the concept of {\it self-referential order} which provides a way to quantify structural organization in non crystalline materials. The key idea consists in the observation that, in a disordered system, where there is no ideal, reference, template structure, each sub-portion of the whole structure can be taken as reference for the rest and the system can be described in terms of its parts in a self-referential way. Some of the parts carry larger information about the rest of the structure and they are identified as {\it motifs}. We discuss how this method can efficiently reduce the amount of information required to describe a complex disordered structure by encoding it in a set of motifs and {\it matching rules}. We propose an information-theoretic approach to define a {\it self-referential-order-parameter} and we show that, by means of entropic measures, such a parameter can be quantified explicitly. A proof of concept application to equal disk packing is presented and discussed.
Mindfulness in Schools Research Project: Exploring Students’ Perspectives of Mindfulness—What are students’ perspectives of learning mindfulness practices at school?  [PDF]
Karen Ager, Nicole J. Albrecht, Prof. Marc Cohen
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2015.67088
Abstract: Over the last decade, the cultivation of mindfulness has become a common part of the curriculum in classrooms around the world. A recent survey indicates that nearly 50% of teachers are sharing mindfulness with children. To date, researchers have predominately used outcome-based trial designs to understand the practice’s efficacy for improving wellness in children. Less research has been directed towards understanding how children perceive mindfulness experiences. This gap inspired the research question—What are students’ perspectives of learning mindfulness practices at school? Thematic analysis was employed to understand and interpret 38 elementary school students’ mindfulness journals. Findings suggest that mindfulness enhances student wellbeing and helps children develop a greater awareness of their body, mind and emotions. Implications of these findings are discussed. Future research is required to determine how mindfulness practices enhance and sustain student wellbeing and learning.
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