Differential effects of mindful breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and loving-kindness meditation on decentering and negative reactions to repetitive thoughts.

@article{Feldman2010DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effects of mindful breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and loving-kindness meditation on decentering and negative reactions to repetitive thoughts.},
  author={Greg C. Feldman and Jeffrey M. Greeson and Joanna Senville},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={
          1002-11
        }
}
Decentering has been proposed as a potential mechanism of mindfulness-based interventions but has received limited empirical examination to date in experimental studies comparing mindfulness meditation to active comparison conditions. In the present study, we compared the immediate effects of mindful breathing (MB) to two alternative stress-management techniques: progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) and loving-kindness meditation (LKM) to test whether decentering is unique to mindfulness… Expand
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