The Impact of Positive and Negative Spiritual Experiences on Distress and the Moderating Role of Mindfulness

The Impact of Positive and Negative Spiritual Experiences on Distress and the Moderating Role of... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/008467209X12524724282032 Archive for the Psychology of Religion 31 (2009) 357-374 brill.nl/arp Th e Impact of Positive and Negative Spiritual Experiences on Distress and the Moderating Role of Mindfulness Niko Kohls a),c) , Harald Walach b),c) and George Lewith d) a) Generation Research Program, Human Science Centre Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany E-mail: nkohls@grp.hwz.uni-muenchen.de b) Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, Th e University of Northampton, Northampton NNZ 7AL, UK c) Brain, Mind and Healing Program, Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA, USA d) Th e University of Southampton, Community Clinical Sciences, UK Received: 8 September 2008; accepted: 9 October 2008 Summary Both spiritual experiences and mindfulness as a psychological variable have been identifi ed as components of wellbeing and health. As there is uncertainty about their relationship, we have investigated the impact of spiritual experiences and mindfulness as well as their interaction on distress in chronically ill patients. Th e unidimensional Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale (DSES), the multidimensional Exceptional Experiences Questionnaire (EEQ), the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI), and the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) were administered to 109 chronically ill patients. Fifty-eight patients (53%) reported regular and frequent spiritual or contemplative practice from diff http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archive for the Psychology of Religion Brill

The Impact of Positive and Negative Spiritual Experiences on Distress and the Moderating Role of Mindfulness

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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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10.1163/008467209X12524724282032
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/008467209X12524724282032 Archive for the Psychology of Religion 31 (2009) 357-374 brill.nl/arp Th e Impact of Positive and Negative Spiritual Experiences on Distress and the Moderating Role of Mindfulness Niko Kohls a),c) , Harald Walach b),c) and George Lewith d) a) Generation Research Program, Human Science Centre Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany E-mail: nkohls@grp.hwz.uni-muenchen.de b) Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, Th e University of Northampton, Northampton NNZ 7AL, UK c) Brain, Mind and Healing Program, Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA, USA d) Th e University of Southampton, Community Clinical Sciences, UK Received: 8 September 2008; accepted: 9 October 2008 Summary Both spiritual experiences and mindfulness as a psychological variable have been identifi ed as components of wellbeing and health. As there is uncertainty about their relationship, we have investigated the impact of spiritual experiences and mindfulness as well as their interaction on distress in chronically ill patients. Th e unidimensional Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale (DSES), the multidimensional Exceptional Experiences Questionnaire (EEQ), the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI), and the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) were administered to 109 chronically ill patients. Fifty-eight patients (53%) reported regular and frequent spiritual or contemplative practice from diff

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Archive for the Psychology of ReligionBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: DISTRESS; MINDFULNESS; SPIRITUALITY; SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES

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