Can a leopard change its spots? An investigation of mindfulness in relation to brain plasticity

Weber, Joey ORCID: 0000-0003-2006-4231 and Taylor, Rachel (2016) Can a leopard change its spots? An investigation of mindfulness in relation to brain plasticity. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 15 (3). pp. 221-234. ISSN 1477-9757

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Abstract

Mindfulness is an adaptable state of consciousness that has been shown to be effective in the reduction of maladaptive cognitive schemas as well as in raising feelings of self-worth and self-esteem. Cultivating a mindfulness habit is seen to be fortuitous; however the research in this paper looked at the efficacy of a short intervention on improving the cognitive domains of self-esteem, mindful attention awareness, and general anxiety disorder. The study was conducted within a university setting with both students and support staff. An introduction to mindfulness was facilitated over a 90-minute session. Measures were completed by all participants pre- and post-intervention. The results show that there was a significant effect of a mindfulness session on the self-reporting of self-esteem, mindful attention awareness and general anxiety disorder.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mindfulness, Mindfulness-based mind training, general anxiety, self esteem
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School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 15:16
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 14:16
Identification Number: 10.1080/14779757.2016.1183512
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/977

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