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YOMI: Bridging psychology with yoga and mindfulness. A five-week randomized controlled pilot study on the effects of the YOMI program on stress and worry

Hylander, Frida LU and Johansson, Maria LU (2012) PSPT02 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The word YOMI combines the words YOga and MIndfulness. By using Western psychological knowledge, bridging it together with ancient Eastern wisdom, the primary purpose of this randomized controlled study is to measure the effects of the five-week YOMI program on perceived stress and worry, and levels of different facets of mindfulness, on a non-clinical population. The YOMI program consists of 10 differently themed sessions and does not include home assignments. It was tested on a randomized experiment group (N=24), with a control group (N=25) assigned to a waiting-list condition. Using well-established validated instruments, all measures were carried out via self-reports, including the Perceived Stress Scale, the Penn State Worry... (More)
The word YOMI combines the words YOga and MIndfulness. By using Western psychological knowledge, bridging it together with ancient Eastern wisdom, the primary purpose of this randomized controlled study is to measure the effects of the five-week YOMI program on perceived stress and worry, and levels of different facets of mindfulness, on a non-clinical population. The YOMI program consists of 10 differently themed sessions and does not include home assignments. It was tested on a randomized experiment group (N=24), with a control group (N=25) assigned to a waiting-list condition. Using well-established validated instruments, all measures were carried out via self-reports, including the Perceived Stress Scale, the Penn State Worry Questionnaire and the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire. The results of the study consistently confirm all the proposed hypotheses, which suggests that the YOMI program is beneficial for decreasing stress and worry, and for increasing the level of mindfulness; both regarding enhanced acceptance and awareness. The study shows large effect sizes on all measures, except one showing a moderate effect size. (Less)
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author
Hylander, Frida LU and Johansson, Maria LU
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organization
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PSPT02 20121
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
YOMI, yoga, mindfulness, acceptance, psychology, PSS, PSWQ, FFMQ
language
English
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2628520
date added to LUP
2012-06-05 12:02:33
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2012-06-15 13:50:27
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  abstract     = {The word YOMI combines the words YOga and MIndfulness. By using Western psychological knowledge, bridging it together with ancient Eastern wisdom, the primary purpose of this randomized controlled study is to measure the effects of the five-week YOMI program on perceived stress and worry, and levels of different facets of mindfulness, on a non-clinical population. The YOMI program consists of 10 differently themed sessions and does not include home assignments. It was tested on a randomized experiment group (N=24), with a control group (N=25) assigned to a waiting-list condition. Using well-established validated instruments, all measures were carried out via self-reports, including the Perceived Stress Scale, the Penn State Worry Questionnaire and the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire. The results of the study consistently confirm all the proposed hypotheses, which suggests that the YOMI program is beneficial for decreasing stress and worry, and for increasing the level of mindfulness; both regarding enhanced acceptance and awareness. The study shows large effect sizes on all measures, except one showing a moderate effect size.},
  author       = {Hylander, Frida and Johansson, Maria},
  keyword      = {YOMI,yoga,mindfulness,acceptance,psychology,PSS,PSWQ,FFMQ},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {YOMI: Bridging psychology with yoga and mindfulness. A five-week randomized controlled pilot study on the effects of the YOMI program on stress and worry},
  year         = {2012},
}