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The Effect of Mindfulness Meditation on Therapists’ Body-Awareness and Burnout in Different Forms of Practice

Mohammed, Warhel Asim, Pappous, Athanasios, Muthumayandi, Karthikeyan, Sharma, Dinkar (2018) The Effect of Mindfulness Meditation on Therapists’ Body-Awareness and Burnout in Different Forms of Practice. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 20 (4). pp. 213-224. ISSN 2167-9169. (doi:10.1080/21679169.2018.1452980) (KAR id:65394)

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Abstract

Objectives: The main aim of this study was to explore if mindfulness increase therapists’ (physiotherapists and sport therapists) body-awareness and if it can have an effect on reducing their burnout in the workplace. Additionally it was intended to gather evidence about which methods (face-to-face groups FFGs with an instructor or self-directed group SDG) of mindfulness meditation program (MMP) were more effective with therapists.

Results: Our results showed that attention regulation, self-regulation and trusting in FFGs had significant improvement in pre and post meditation practise. Findings showed significant differences between groups for the FFGs. Particularly, our findings indicated a clear improvement in the acting with awareness, positive affect of mindfulness, emotional awareness and reduction in burnout. However, no changes were observed in stress.

Conclusions: MMP has positively affected therapists, specifically in the FFGs. Therapists in the FFGs gained benefits from mindfulness to improve their body-awareness and less level of burnout at workplace. The benefits of the mindfulness programme were more significant when delivered in a face-to-face programme rather than in a self –directed way.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/21679169.2018.1452980
Uncontrolled keywords: Key words: Physiotherapists, sport therapists, mindfulness meditation (MM), body-awareness, burnout
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Sports sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: W.A. Mohammed
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 12:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65394 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mohammed, Warhel Asim: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1838-3057
Pappous, Athanasios: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2162-0239
Muthumayandi, Karthikeyan: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8090-0452
Sharma, Dinkar: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0082-1285
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