Global Evidence Associated with Mindfulness Meditation and Health

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148554
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Global Evidence Associated with Mindfulness Meditation and Health
Abstract:
Global Evidence Associated with Mindfulness Meditation and Health
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Stringer, Marilyn, PhD, CRNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pennsylvania
Title:Associate Professor
[Clinical session research presentation] Based on ancient traditions in India and Asia, mindfulness meditation is a growing area of mind body medicine that is slowly being adapted in the United States. For those less familiar with mindfulness meditation stress reduction (MMSR), it is an evidenced based, standardized clinical intervention that provides a systematic approach to develop enhanced awareness of moment-to-moment experience (mindfulness) of perceivable mental processes. The underlying psychodynamic mechanism is the ability to distinguish the primary mind thoughts or emotions from the secondary physical reactions. The opportunity to implement MMSR is between the gap of the primary thought or emotion and the secondary physical response. MMSR has been proven to affect the neuroendocrine system by decreasing the cortisol secretion thereby directly affecting the pituitary-adrenal axis physiologic stress response. Internationally, Carlson and colleagues from Canada, successfully used MMSR with breast and prostate cancer patients demonstrating improved quality of life, improved sleep and decreased stress. In Germany, Grossman demonstrated MMSR decreased both anxiety and depression in patient?s seeking care in a general practice setting. Nationally, McComb studied women with heart disease and demonstrated decreased cortisol levels and related stress. In Florida, Lutgedorf and colleagues demonstrated that MMSR decreased the local inflammatory response in women with interstitial cystitis. Cabat Zinn demonstrated the effectiveness of MMSR in patients with chronic pain and fibromyalgia. This session will provide an overview of MMSR and the implications for health promotion and healing. During the session the psychodynamic mechanism of MMSR and the psychoneuroendocrine response will be discussed. The affect of thoughts and emotions on the psychoneuroendocrine response will be explored. Most importantly, the evidence supporting MMSR will be summarized and will focus on areas such as clients experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, heart disease, interstitial cystitis, cancer and quality of life. Lastly, an experiential practice demonstration on MMSR will be provided.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGlobal Evidence Associated with Mindfulness Meditation and Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148554-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Global Evidence Associated with Mindfulness Meditation and Health</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stringer, Marilyn, PhD, CRNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pennsylvania</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">stringer@nursing.upenn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Based on ancient traditions in India and Asia, mindfulness meditation is a growing area of mind body medicine that is slowly being adapted in the United States. For those less familiar with mindfulness meditation stress reduction (MMSR), it is an evidenced based, standardized clinical intervention that provides a systematic approach to develop enhanced awareness of moment-to-moment experience (mindfulness) of perceivable mental processes. The underlying psychodynamic mechanism is the ability to distinguish the primary mind thoughts or emotions from the secondary physical reactions. The opportunity to implement MMSR is between the gap of the primary thought or emotion and the secondary physical response. MMSR has been proven to affect the neuroendocrine system by decreasing the cortisol secretion thereby directly affecting the pituitary-adrenal axis physiologic stress response. Internationally, Carlson and colleagues from Canada, successfully used MMSR with breast and prostate cancer patients demonstrating improved quality of life, improved sleep and decreased stress. In Germany, Grossman demonstrated MMSR decreased both anxiety and depression in patient?s seeking care in a general practice setting. Nationally, McComb studied women with heart disease and demonstrated decreased cortisol levels and related stress. In Florida, Lutgedorf and colleagues demonstrated that MMSR decreased the local inflammatory response in women with interstitial cystitis. Cabat Zinn demonstrated the effectiveness of MMSR in patients with chronic pain and fibromyalgia. This session will provide an overview of MMSR and the implications for health promotion and healing. During the session the psychodynamic mechanism of MMSR and the psychoneuroendocrine response will be discussed. The affect of thoughts and emotions on the psychoneuroendocrine response will be explored. Most importantly, the evidence supporting MMSR will be summarized and will focus on areas such as clients experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, heart disease, interstitial cystitis, cancer and quality of life. Lastly, an experiential practice demonstration on MMSR will be provided.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:46:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:46:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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