Meta-Analysis of Meditation Outcomes in Counseling and Psychtherapy

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Meditation includes a variety of techniques that share a common conscious effort to focus attention in a non-analytic way. In terms of its goals, meditation is a state of completely focused attention devoid of external thoughts--a state of heightened choice-less awareness. This study was designed to: (1) Identify and critically review professional literature on the effectiveness of meditation; (2) Provide an overall measure of effectiveness through the statistical meta-analysis technique; (3) Provide a classification of findings through the voting method; and (4) summarize and integrate highlights and major findings for the purpose of generating implications for future research and practice ... continued below

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Anyanwu, Leonard C. (Leonard Chinaka) August 1998.

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Meditation includes a variety of techniques that share a common conscious effort to focus attention in a non-analytic way. In terms of its goals, meditation is a state of completely focused attention devoid of external thoughts--a state of heightened choice-less awareness. This study was designed to: (1) Identify and critically review professional literature on the effectiveness of meditation; (2) Provide an overall measure of effectiveness through the statistical meta-analysis technique; (3) Provide a classification of findings through the voting method; and (4) summarize and integrate highlights and major findings for the purpose of generating implications for future research and practice in counseling and psychotherapy.

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Anyanwu, Leonard C. (Leonard Chinaka). Meta-Analysis of Meditation Outcomes in Counseling and Psychtherapy, dissertation, August 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278465/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .