An adolescent’s subjective experiences of mindfulness

Show simple item record Dellbridge, Carey-Ann Lubbe, Carien 2010-07-14T13:02:08Z 2010-07-14T13:02:08Z 2009
dc.description.abstract An adolescent’s subjective experiences of mindfulness were explored in a single case study of a 17-year-old female. Data were created by means of ‘mindfulness sessions’, unstructured interviews, creative expression, journals and field notes. The data were analysed and interpreted using a combination of typological and interpretive analysis strategies. Findings are presented within a conceptual framework of mindfulness derived by the main author from the literature review. Five themes emerged from the data in relation to the conceptual framework applied, namely present-centered awareness and attention, attitude and heart qualities, self-regulation, universalism and mindlessness. Overall findings suggest firstly that the participant subjectively experienced mindfulness as being predominantly task-oriented. Secondly, it appears that the participant experienced personal growth and development in terms of her understanding and practice of mindfulness. These findings could make a potential contribution towards qualitative research on mindfulness, and research on how mindfulness could possibly apply to an adolescent. Studies have shown mindfulness to be a potentially promising intervention and quality to be cultivated in the development of well-being. The study is thus significant in the context of positive psychology and a move towards more holistic health and well-being. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dellbridge, CA & Lubbe, C 2009, 'An adolescent’s subjective experiences of mindfulness', Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1-14. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1728-0583
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher NISC en_US
dc.rights NISC en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Mindfulness en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teenagers en
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescence en
dc.subject.lcsh Well-being en
dc.subject.lcsh Positive psychology en
dc.title An adolescent’s subjective experiences of mindfulness en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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