Leaves on a stream: The effectiveness of a mindfulness-based exercise on the frequency, and difficulty in "letting go" of, anxious self-statements

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Title: Leaves on a stream: The effectiveness of a mindfulness-based exercise on the frequency, and difficulty in "letting go" of, anxious self-statements
Authors: Hartnett, Daniel
Carr, Alan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4921
Date: Jul-2013
Abstract: A controlled trial was conducted to investigate the effect of a brief mindfulness- based 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.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Reysen Group
Copyright (published version): Copyright 2013 by Reysen Group
Keywords: Mindfulness;Decentering;Anxiety;Negative cognitions
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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