Mindful Construal Diaries: A Less Anxious, More Mindful, and More Self-Compassionate Method of Eating

Hussein, Misba and Egan, Helen and Mantzios, Michail (2017) Mindful Construal Diaries: A Less Anxious, More Mindful, and More Self-Compassionate Method of Eating. SAGE Open, 7 (2). p. 215824401770468. ISSN 2158-2440

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Abstract

Mindful construal diaries were found to assist in weight regulation during a long-term intervention. The current study attempted to expand previous findings by testing the consideration (or priming) of questions within the diary (instead of filling in the answers), and investigated levels of state mindfulness, state self-compassion, and state anxiety in an observational trial of pre- to postintervention. Forty-five participants completed State Mindfulness, State Self-Compassion, and State Anxiety scales before and after their meal and were asked to read and consider the mindful concrete construal diary questions. The results illustrate that state mindfulness, state self-compassion, and state anxiety levels were significantly improved (i.e.,
increased mindfulness and self-compassion, and decreased anxiety) after participation. Findings provide further evidence as to why the diaries might work in supporting weight regulation, and suggest another method of making eating more mindful. Current findings, limitations, and recommendations for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
UoA Collections > UoA 04: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Depositing User: Silvio Aldrovandi
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 14:04
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 14:04
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4705

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