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Mindfulness and spirituality: Therapeutic perspectives

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 1477-9757 (Print), 1752-9182 (Online) (doi:10.1080/14779757.2016.1180634)

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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
Additional Information: © World Association for Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counselling. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies on 20/06/2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14779757.2016.1180634
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spirituality; Mindfulness; Therapy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 16:35
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15810

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