Meditação Mindfulness para Promoção de Coping e Saúde Mental: Aplicação clínica e em presídio


IBICT - Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia




Oriental philosophy and psychology have influenced the practices and research in positive and clinical psychology. Mindfulness was found to reduce stress and chronic pain (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - MBSR); reduce panic and anxiety (MBSR and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT), help in the treatment of borderline patients (Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT) and in the prevention of depressive relapse (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy - MBCT) amongst other clinical applications. In positive psychology, studies were done on the hypothesis that promotion of positive emotions as love, contentment and compassion using Loving-Kindness-Meditation (LKM) during various months. LKM was found to promote positive emotions that help broaden coping and build resilience in participants. Both mindfulness and LKM involve full attention to the present moment without judging. The intention of this literature research was to construct a theoretical study on: 1 The concept of mindfulness meditation, emphasizing its beneficial effects on meditators; 2 Clinical interventions based on the concept of mindfulness; 3 The concept of LKM and how it can evoke and reinforce positive emotions as an instrument in positive psychology; 4 Clarify how mindfulness and meditation can promote coping and mental health. Finally, based on the analysis of the existing literature, the present study suggests that a broad range of processes is involved in the benefits of meditiation, including increased self conscience; acceptance of experiences, increased positive emotions and the broadening of psychological resources.


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