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Mindfulness-based Interventions: An exploration of the benefits and contributing factors in the development of a mindfulness practice

Grace, Rebecca Catherine (2016) Mindfulness-based Interventions: An exploration of the benefits and contributing factors in the development of a mindfulness practice. Doctoral thesis, Staffordshire University.

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This thesis focuses on increasing understanding around mindfulness-based interventions; in relation to their effectiveness and the continuation of practice post intervention. A review of the literature considers the role of mindfulness-based interventions in the cultivation of empathy. The review speculates the clinical implications of nuances in techniques, along with length and frequency of practice in different interventions. It is acknowledged that there is a large amount of research demonstrating the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions. However, there is limited research considering some of the difficulties in applying the techniques learned post intervention. A study was conducted to develop an understanding of which factors hindered or facilitated the development of a mindfulness practice following an intervention. Using a grounded theory approach the interaction between supportive factors and barriers to practice are discussed. It is highlighted that many individuals find implementing a mindfulness practice challenging, particularly outside of a group setting. Practical recommendations for clinical practice post intervention are provided.
A reflection from a narrative perspective considers the research journey along with personal and professional implications.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Jeffrey HENSON
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 12:50
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 12:52
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2722

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