From a state to a trait: Trajectories of state mindfulness in meditation during intervention predict changes in trait mindfulness.

@article{Kiken2015FromAS,
  title={From a state to a trait: Trajectories of state mindfulness in meditation during intervention predict changes in trait mindfulness.},
  author={Laura G. Kiken and Eric L. Garland and Karen Bluth and Olafur S. Palsson and Susan Ann Gaylord},
  journal={Personality and individual differences},
  year={2015},
  volume={81},
  pages={41-46}
}
Theory suggests that heightening state mindfulness in meditation practice over time increases trait mindfulness, which benefits psychological health. We prospectively examined individual trajectories of state mindfulness in meditation during a mindfulness-based intervention in relation to changes in trait mindfulness and psychological distress. Each week during the eight-week intervention, participants reported their state mindfulness in meditation after a brief mindfulness meditation… CONTINUE READING
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