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The relationship of short-term mindfulness and self-compassion meditation and the emotional well-being among middle aged female students in cyber university; pilot study

사이버대학에 재학중인 중년기 여자 대학생을 대상으로 한 단축형 마음챙김 자비 명상 프로그램과 정서적 안녕감의 관련성 : 예비연구

  • Lee, Woo-kyeong (Department of Counseling Psychology, Seoul Cyber University) ;
  • Ju, Se-Jin (Department of Nursing, Namseoul University)
  • 이우경 (서울사이버대학교 상담심리학과) ;
  • 주세진 (남서울대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2014.02.25
  • Accepted : 2014.06.12
  • Published : 2014.06.30

Abstract

A structured group program was implemented to facilitate mindfulness and self-compassion through a short meditation practices and its effects on the emotional well-being of counseling psychology students at a cyber university were observed. The participants attended a 4-week group program. Twenty-five total participants completed pre- and post-treatment measures of depression, psychological well-being, positive and negative emotions, mindfulness, and self-compassion. This program could provide a useful experiential introduction to mindfulness and self-compassion training for counseling undergraduate psychology students. Future studies should address the effects of practice on the mindfulness and self-compassion in larger student groups exposed to a range of stressful situations.

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