Mindfulness and Health

Authored by: Jean L. Kristeller

Handbook of Health Psychology

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138052819
eBook ISBN: 9781315167534
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Mindfulness has had a presence within health psychology since the 1980s, with research growing rapidly in the last decade. Mindfulness can be considered both as universal human capacity and as a skill to be cultivated to promote self-regulation within the mind-body system. This chapter reviews the conceptual models of mindfulness, ways in which it can be cultivated, and evidence for applications across a range of biopsychosocial functions.

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