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Leaves on a stream: The effectiveness of a mindfulness-based exercise on the frequency, and difficulty in "letting go" of, anxious self-statements
Hartnett, Daniel; Carr, Alan
A controlled trial was conducted to investigate the effect of a brief mindfulnessbased intervention on the frequency, and difficulty in “letting go” of anxious self statements. Each day for a week participants in the treatment group (n = 28) listened to the Leaves on a Stream mindfulness exercise (LeJeune, 2012), while those in the control group (n = 29) listened to a passage of prose of equal duration. The mean scores of both groups improved from pre- to post-intervention. However, after intervention, the treatment group did not display lower frequency or difficulty in letting go of anxious self-statements than the control group. Explanations for, and practical implications of, these results are discussed.
Keyword(s): PSYCHOLOGICAL DETERMINANT; ANXIETY DISORDERS
Publication Date:
2013
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Reysen Group
Related Link(s): http://www.jasnh.com/pdf/Vol10-No1-article4.pdf
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