The psychosomatics of meditation

West, Michael (1980) The psychosomatics of meditation. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 24 (5). pp. 265-273. ISSN 1879-1360

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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.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Psychosomatic Research
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57344
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Deposited On:
03 Oct 2012 10:47
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Yes
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Published
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