Mindfulness-based mind fitness training: A case study of a high-stress predeployment military cohort

Elizabeth A. Stanley, John M. Schaldach, Anastasia Kiyonaga, Amishi P. Jha

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Abstract

Current military deployments have resulted in many psychological and physical health issues and created interest in protective measures to mitigate effects of prolonged and repetitive stress. Mindfulness training has been successfully used for stress reduction in other contexts. The following case report presents a detachment of U.S. Marines who received Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT) prior to deployment. Self-report measures of mindfulness, perceptions of stress, predictors of compliance with mindfulness practice, and time spent engaging in practice were indexed. More time spent engaging in practice corresponded with greater self-reported mindfulness; increases in mindfulness were associated with decreases in perceived stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-576
Number of pages11
JournalCognitive and Behavioral Practice
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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