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A Primary Clincal Research on the Breath-focused Technique

Author WangYanMing
Tutor DengYunLong
School Central South University
Course Psychology
Keywords Meditation Focusing on the breath Negative mood Perceived stress Trait anxiety Live in the moment
CLC B849
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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ABSTRACT:Objective:To understand the root of the mix of the current meditation intervention; Putting forward the breath-focused technique; To test the function of an brief breath-focused training and analyse its mechanismMethod:Review the objective、approach、methods and results of the Southern Budhism; Using a one-group, pre-post test design, testing the function of the breath-focused training for four weeks; Using the breath-focused technique to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Analyse the mechanism of the breath-focused technique.Results:(1)There are two kinds of meditation techniques, but their functions are different.(2)The scores of BPOMS. CPSS、T-AI、RRQ are significantly decreased.(3)A patient with OCD who was treated by the breath-focused technique was been cured to some extent.(4)A tendency of living in the moment has showed itself in our participants.Conclusions:(1)The Tranquility-meditation should become the main technique for mediation training.(2)The breath-focused training for four weeks can significantly decrease negative mood、perceived stress、 trait-anxiety and reflection.(3)Tranquility-meditation by focusing on the breath may have therapeutic value for some patients with OCD, deserving our attention.(4)The breath-focused technique can make "live in the moment" become a reality.

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