West, Michael (1980) The psychosomatics of meditation. Journal of psychosomatic research, 24 (5). pp. 265-273.Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Deposited On:||03 Oct 2012 11:47|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 17:47|
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