15970Re: Practicing Zen Meditation In Psychotherapists
- Feb 6, 2008Absent minded ness/forgetfulness causes accidents causing damage of
wealth of billions dollars/rupees, life, limbs and so on.
Learning mindfulness certainly is to help prevent the losses.
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> Fro the MedicalNewsToday site:
> Practicing Zen Meditation In Psychotherapists.
> Controlled Study Suggest It Matters
> An investigation by German researchers headed
> by Professor Nickel which was published in
> the current issue of Psychotherapy and
> Psychosomatics indicates the practicing Zen
> meditation by psychotherapists matters. All
> therapists direct their attention in some manner
> during psychotherapy. A special form of
> directing attention, 'mindfulness', is
> recommended. This study aimed to examine
> whether, and to what extent, promoting
> mindfulness in psychotherapists in training
> (PiT) influences the treatment results of their patients.
> The therapeutic course and treatment results
> of 124 inpatients, who were treated for 9
> weeks by 18 PiTs, were compared. The PiTs
> were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups:
> (i) those practicing Zen meditation (MED; n = 9
> or (ii) control group, which did not perform
> meditation (noMED; n = 9). The results of
> treatment (according to the intent-to-treat
> principle) were examined using the Session
> Questionnaire for General and Differen-tial
> Individual Psychotherapy (STEP), the Questionnaire
> of Changes in Experience and Behavior (VEV)
> and the Symptom Checklist (SCL-90-R).Compared
> to the noMED group (n = 61), the patients of
> PiTs from the MED group (n = 63) had significantly
> higher evaluations (according to the intent-to-treat
> principle) for individual therapy on 2 STEP scales,
> clarification and problem-solving perspectives.
> Their evaluations were also significantly higher
> for the entire therapeutic result on the VEV.
> Furthermore, the MED group showed greater symptom
> reduction than the noMED group on the Global
> Severity Index and 8 SCL-90-R scales, including
> Somatization, Insecurity in Social Contact,
> Obsessiveness, Anxiety, Anger/Hostility, Phobic
> Anxiety, Paranoid Thinking and Psychoticism.
> This study indicates that promoting mindfulness
> in PiTs could positively influence the therapeutic
> course and treatment results in their patients.
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