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Pay attention! A mindfulness-based stress management and self-esteem program for women

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dc.contributor.advisor Estay, Irene
dc.contributor.author Tillman, Kelly
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T17:49:03Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T17:49:03Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/756
dc.description vii, 69 leaves ; 28 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract Mindfulness therapeutic approaches are relatively new to the field of counselling psychology. By encouraging a present-centered, non-judgmental, observant attitude, mindfulness can instill power and peace within an individual. The concepts of mindfulness are highly generalizable, and lend themselves to a wide array of individual concerns and theoretical approaches. This project combines mindfulness concepts with cognitive behavioural therapy. The goal of this endeavour is to create a group program manual and literature review for practitioners to assist women with low self-esteem and high stress. Self-esteem and stress were chosen as the topic of concern due to high incidence rates, and because both serve as risk factors for many psychological disturbances. Group therapy is the chosen method of intervention, modelled after several successful and empirically validated mindfulness-based group interventions. Within the document, program rationale and relevant literature are presented concerning cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, self-esteem, stress management, and group processes. Lesson plans are presented for a hypothetical six-week group program. Interventions include informal mindfulness, mindful meditation, uncovering belief systems and experiential self-esteem exercises. This document provides a tool for practitioners and contributes to existing literature on mindfulness-based research. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2008. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Campus Alberta Applied Psychology en
dc.subject Women -- Psychology en
dc.subject Self-esteem in women en
dc.subject Self-perception in women en
dc.subject Stress (Psychology) en
dc.subject Women -- Mental health en
dc.subject Women -- Counseling of en
dc.subject Group counseling en
dc.subject Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy en
dc.subject Cognitive therapy en
dc.title Pay attention! A mindfulness-based stress management and self-esteem program for women en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en

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