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Experience of mindfulness in people with bipolar disorder

Experience of mindfulness in people with bipolar disorder
Experience of mindfulness in people with bipolar disorder
The aim of the study was to explore experiences of practising mindfulness and how this related to living with, and managing, bipolar disorder. Qualitative methodology was used to explore the experiences of 12 people with bipolar disorder who had been practising mindfulness for at least 18 weeks. Semi-structured interviews exploring how mindfulness practice related to living with bipolar disorder were recorded verbatim, transcribed and analysed using thematic analysis. Seven themes emerged: Focusing on what is present; clearer awareness of mood state/change; acceptance; mindfulness practice in different mood states; reducing/stabilizing negative affect; relating differently to negative thoughts; reducing impact of mood state. All participants reported subjective benefits and challenges of mindfulness practice, and gave insights into processes of change.
1050-3307
277-285
Chadwick, Paul
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Kaur, Hardeep
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Swalem, Maged
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Ross, Susan
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Ellett, Lyn
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Chadwick, Paul
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Kaur, Hardeep
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Swalem, Maged
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Ross, Susan
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Ellett, Lyn
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Chadwick, Paul, Kaur, Hardeep, Swalem, Maged, Ross, Susan and Ellett, Lyn (2011) Experience of mindfulness in people with bipolar disorder. Psychotherapy Research, 21 (3), 277-285. (doi:10.1080/10503307.2011.565487).

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to explore experiences of practising mindfulness and how this related to living with, and managing, bipolar disorder. Qualitative methodology was used to explore the experiences of 12 people with bipolar disorder who had been practising mindfulness for at least 18 weeks. Semi-structured interviews exploring how mindfulness practice related to living with bipolar disorder were recorded verbatim, transcribed and analysed using thematic analysis. Seven themes emerged: Focusing on what is present; clearer awareness of mood state/change; acceptance; mindfulness practice in different mood states; reducing/stabilizing negative affect; relating differently to negative thoughts; reducing impact of mood state. All participants reported subjective benefits and challenges of mindfulness practice, and gave insights into processes of change.

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Published date: 2011

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Local EPrints ID: 454300
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/454300
ISSN: 1050-3307
PURE UUID: 3c858abd-7414-42d5-8502-c61757434c5b
ORCID for Lyn Ellett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6051-3604

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Last modified: 08 Feb 2022 02:56

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Author: Paul Chadwick
Author: Hardeep Kaur
Author: Maged Swalem
Author: Susan Ross
Author: Lyn Ellett ORCID iD

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