Mindfulness training and the cultivation of secure, satisfying couple relationships.

  title={Mindfulness training and the cultivation of secure, satisfying couple relationships.},
  author={Brent J. Atkinson},
  journal={Couple and Family Psychology},
  • B. Atkinson
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Psychology
  • Couple and Family Psychology
Conscious efforts to improve relationships may fall short because the skillful navigation of relationships depends as much on automatic internal processes that occur outside of awareness as it does on conscious intentional effort. A growing body of research suggests that a particular form of mental training, mindfulness meditation, may improve the way the brain automatically processes and organizes relationshiprelevant cognition and behavior. Mindfulness training appears to promote structural… 

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