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The psychosomatics of meditation

West, Michael (1980) The psychosomatics of meditation. Journal of psychosomatic research, 24 (5). pp. 265-273.

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Abstract

Meditation is defined and its historical context is briefly described. Its use in the Western world as a relaxation technique is discussed and the problems of carrying out research in this area are delineated. Research results in four areas are reviewed: the psychophysiological correlates of meditation; personality change associated with learning and regularly practising meditation; the use of meditation as a therapy and the use of meditation in stress-related disorders. Finally, the dangers of meditation practices and theoretical explanations for the effects of meditation are described.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of psychosomatic research
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
ID Code: 57344
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 Oct 2012 11:47
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:59
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57344

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