Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2022

Document Type

Project Abstract (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in School Psychology

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Lisa Stewart

Keywords

Mindfulness, Meta-Analysis, Social-Emotional Learning, Wellness, Psychology

Abstract

Although mindfulness is often associated with wellness, relaxation, and simplicity, the literature surrounding it is extensive and often complex. The abundance of mindfulness research and resources presents a challenge for educators, parents, and other individuals interested in mindfulness-based intervention. This project examines the literature surrounding mindfulness with emphasis on interventions, targeted benefits, potential barriers, and key considerations to aid in the development of the resource guide, Mindful Resources: A Guide to Mindfulness-Based Interventions. Translating the information from the comprehensive literature review into this resource guide will simplify the process of selecting appropriate interventions and provide users with a sample of resources identified through research. School psychologists, educators, parents, healthcare professionals, and others can use this guide to enhance their understanding of mindfulness by learning about various effects with easier access to resources that can support the process of matching mindfulness-based interventions to their own needs, or the needs of others. Data collection forms were also created and incorporated into the resource guide to provide individuals with the means to monitor progress when necessary. This project presents the extent of effects that mindfulness can offer for minds and bodies with different needs, promotes awareness and access to the avenues available for practicing mindfulness, and provides educators, parents, and others with a sample of mindfulness-based interventions and resources feasible for a range of people.

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.