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Mind–Body Medicine and the Art of Self‐Care: Teaching Mindfulness to Counseling Students Through Yoga, Meditation, and Qigong
Journal of Counseling and Development
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2008
Pages: 47 - 56
Sources ID: 82516
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
A 4‐year qualitative study examined the influence of teaching hatha yoga, meditation, and qigong to counseling graduate students. Participants in the 15‐week, 3‐credit mindfulness‐based stress reduction course reported positive physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and interpersonal changes and substantial effects on their counseling skills and therapeutic relationships. Students expressed different preferences for and experiences with the 3 mindfulness practices. Most students reported intentions of integrating mindfulness practices into their future profession.