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The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation and Resonant Frequency Breath Training on Emotion Regulation and Physiological Responses

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dc.contributor.author Neary, Timothy James
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-18T14:56:08Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-01T17:08:43Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-18T14:56:08Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-01T17:08:43Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03-18T14:56:08Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/5458
dc.description.abstract Efficient, integrative methods to foster greater emotion regulation that are applicable to diverse populations are needed. Mindfulness meditation and resonant frequency breath training are independently positively correlated with changes in emotion regulation. The acquisition of effective emotion regulation strategies may be amplified by the interaction of mindfulness meditation practice and resonant frequency breath training. A sample of 82 undergraduate novice meditators were randomized in a four group design utilizing a control, mindfulness only, resonance only, and combined mindfulness and resonance breath training conditions delivered in a three-week intervention. Self-report measures assessed the use of emotion regulation strategies (ERQ), changes in rates of positive and negative affectivity (PANAS), acquisition of mindfulness skills (FFMQ), and sub-clinical symptoms of distress (DASS-21). Changes to low frequency heart rate variability, breath rate, heart rate, and temperature were evaluated. Results support the effect of resonance breath training on decreasing low frequency and increasing high frequency heart rate variability. The mindfulness training did not yield any effects. The effect of brief resonant breath training on heart rate variability suggests that this may be a viable intervention for re-regulation of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system functioning.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Neary, Timothy James
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Mindfulness in behavioral health.
dc.subject Physiology.
dc.title The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation and Resonant Frequency Breath Training on Emotion Regulation and Physiological Responses
dc.type Dissertation
dc.date.graduationmonth August
dc.date.published 2013
dc.description.committeechair Bolinskey, Kevin
dc.description.committeemembers Not Listed
dc.description.committeemembers Bennett, Patrick
dc.description.degree Doctor of Psychology
dc.description.department Department of Psychology
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute, Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd ISU-Dissertation-Aug-2013
dc.description.level Doctoral
dc.description.note Title from document page. Document formatted into pages: contains 194p. :ill. Includes bibliography and appendix.


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