Mindfulness and spirituality: therapeutic perspectives

Lazaridou, Asimina and Pentaris, Panagiotis (2016) Mindfulness and spirituality: therapeutic perspectives. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 15 (3). pp. 235-244. ISSN 1752-9182

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Abstract

Social aspects that relate to beliefs and spirituality are subjects of the soul and mind, material to be studied out of the materialistic world. They transcend the body and nest in the experiences of the soul. Nonetheless, taught by mindfulness, a practice that stems from eastern spirituality the religious and/or the spiritual are experiences lived through the body. We conducted a pilot cross-sectional study to test the hypothesis that mindfulness correlates with spiritual beliefs. The results provide insight on the potential impact of mindfulness interventions in patients that value spirituality and metacognitive beliefs in the psychotherapeutic process. These preliminary findings provide a potential insight into the possible mechanisms underlying the application of mindfulness in psychotherapy.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Spirituality, mindfulness, embodiment, religion, body awareness
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 15:41
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:17
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9360

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