Meditation in health: an operational definition

Meditation in health: an operational definition

Author Cardoso, R. Google Scholar
Souza, E. de Google Scholar
Camano, L. Google Scholar
Leite, JR Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Despite its evergrowing use in health-related areas, procedures characterized as meditation have been little or not at all defined operationally, which hinders its use in a standardized manner. in the present study, the authors present a possible operational definition of meditation, which has been used in social and academic projects, developed in Universidade Federal de São Paulo. in this proposal, it is emphasized that, in order to be characterized as meditation, the procedure should encompass the following requirements: (1) the use of a specific technique (clearly defined), (2) muscle relaxation in some moment of the process and (3) logic relaxation; (4) it must necessarily be a self-induced state, and (5) use of self-focus skill (coined anchor). (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords meditation
Language English
Date 2004-11-01
Published in Brain Research Protocols. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 14, n. 1, p. 58-60, 2004.
ISSN 1385-299X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 58-60
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000225349000007

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