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Re: Practicing Zen Meditation In Psychotherapists

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  • jogeshwarmahanta
    Absent minded ness/forgetfulness causes accidents causing damage of wealth of billions dollars/rupees, life, limbs and so on. Learning mindfulness certainly is
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      Absent 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.
      regards


      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety
      <no_reply@...> wrote:
      >
      > 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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