Meditation Based Awareness Training (MBAT) for psychological wellbeing: a qualitative examination of participant experiences [forthcoming]

Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W. ORCID: 0000-0002-5648-3043 and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2014. Meditation Based Awareness Training (MBAT) for psychological wellbeing: a qualitative examination of participant experiences [forthcoming]. Journal of Religion and Health, 53 (3), pp. 849-863. ISSN 0022-4197

[img]
Preview
Text
PubSub3166_Griffiths.pdf - Post-print

Download (137kB) | Preview

Abstract

Mindfulness-based interventions are reported as being efficacious treatments for a variety of psychological and somatic conditions. However, concerns have arisen relating to how mindfulness is operationalized in mindfulness-based interventions and whether its ‘spiritual essence’ and full potential treatment efficacy have remained intact. This qualitative study used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to examine participant experiences regarding the acceptability and effectiveness of a newly designed secularized intervention called Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) that follows a more traditional Buddhist approach to meditation. Participants (with issues of stress and low-mood) reported experiencing improvements in psychological well-being due to receiving MAT. The wider implications are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Religion and Health
Creators: Shonin, E., Van Gordon, W. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2014
Volume: 53
Number: 3
ISSN: 0022-4197
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:40
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:36
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16420

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View

Views

Views per month over past year

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year