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ERIC Number: EJ1159160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
A Mindfulness-Based Group for Young People with Learning Disabilities: A Pilot Study
Thornton, Victoria; Williamson, Rachel; Cooke, Bronwen
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v45 n4 p259-265 Dec 2017
Background: Mindfulness is becoming increasingly reported as an effective way to support well-being and reduce mental health difficulties. Materials and Methods: This study reports on the development and pilot of a mindfulness-based group for young people with learning disabilities and their carers. Results: Group participants reported that the group was helpful. Reports from carers show that the young people continued to use mindfulness-based practices in their daily lives even after the completion of the group. Conclusion: Mindfulness can be effective and accessible for young people with learning disabilities. More research is needed to increase our understanding of how and why participation in a mindfulness-based group is helpful to young people with learning disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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