Facilitating Personal Recovery Through Mindfulness-Based Intervention Among People With Mental Illness

Daphne Y.T. Cheng*, Daniel K.W. Young, Per Carlbring, Petrus Y.N. Ng, Shirley S.L. Hung

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose: This pre-pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) assessed a mindfulness-based intervention (MBI, “REMIND1.0”) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Twenty mental health service users were allocated to either 8 weekly mixed-mode MBI (n = 10) or treatment-as-usual (TAU) (n = 10). Results: There were significant interactions between group and time (baseline T0, post-intervention T1, and 1-month follow-up T2) across all quantitative outcomes (personal recovery, trait mindfulness, self-compassion, resilience, moods, quality of life, and general health). The main themes that emerged from qualitative interviews at T1 are previous experience with MBIs, features of current MBI, and benefits of personal recovery and at T2 are recollection of MBI content, maintaining regular practice after MBI, and retained benefits of personal recovery. Conclusions: The current MBI is acceptable, feasible, and potentially effective in facilitating personal recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-848
Number of pages22
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume33
Issue number8
Early online date29 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • contemplative practice
  • mindfulness
  • mindfulness-based intervention
  • personal recovery
  • psychiatry
  • self-compassion

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