Meditation as an Adjunct to Psychotherapy: An Outcome Study

Authors
Han Kutz, Jane Leserman, Claudia Dorrington, Catherine H. Morrison, Joan Z. Borysenko, Herbert Benson
Publication
Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
43 (4): 209-218
Abstract

The effect of a 10-week meditation program on 20 patients who were undergoing long-term individual explorative psychotherapy was studied. Change in the psychological well-being of the patients and the impact of the program on the process of their psychotherapy was evaluated. Results obtained from the patients’ self-ratings and the therapists’ objective ratings demonstrated a significant and substantial improvement in most measures of psychological well-being.

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