Analysis of Participants Experiences of a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Group for Cardiac Rehabilitation
The article titled “Participants Experiences of a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Group for Cardiac Rehabilitation” explores the experiences of a group of patients recovering with the assistance of cardiac rehabilitation. The participants are recovering from an illness associated with the heart and it is very important that these patients learn about stress and how to cope with the circumstances. Bishop’s article (2004) outlines the operational definition of self-regulation theory which is based on two components. The article also touches on the models of attention and awareness developed by Brown and Ryan (2004). Lastly it summaries the Sharipo, Carlson, Astin and Freedman theory (2006), which focuses on three concepts which include theorized intention, attention and attitude. The authors believe that all three of these concepts reflect mindfulness. The article explores various constructs that have been developed to measure mindfulness. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) is a qualitative approach that studies mindfulness in health psychology research. According to (), “The aim of IPA is to explore how people make sense of their experiences and what meaning those experiences hold for them.” The study also discussed Mindfulness –based Cognitive therapy and Mindfulness based Stress reduction. The article goes into detail about the primary purpose which is to explore the experiences of participants of the first reported MCBT cardiac rehabilitation group. The research group being studied consists of five men and one woman; two participants were full time employees between the ages of 45-55 and the other four were retired over the age 65. The ample group size aligns with the IPA sample size. All participants fit the criteria by having been diagnosed with cardiac conditions that required cardiac rehabilitation, as well as having...
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