Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Tip

Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 10/2020

21-08-2020 | COMMENTARY

Promoting Mindfulness in African American Communities

Auteurs: Alana Biggers, Claire Adams Spears, Kimberly Sanders, Jason Ong, Lisa K. Sharp, Ben S. Gerber

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 10/2020

Log in om toegang te krijgen
share
DELEN

Deel dit onderdeel of sectie (kopieer de link)

  • Optie A:
    Klik op de rechtermuisknop op de link en selecteer de optie “linkadres kopiëren”
  • Optie B:
    Deel de link per e-mail

Abstract

African Americans report higher rates of chronic stress compared with non-Hispanic Whites. Consequently, chronic stress contributes to disproportionately higher rates of poor health outcomes among African Americans. Mindfulness meditation is a well-established and studied strategy to reduce stress and potentially improve health outcomes. However, the practice of mindfulness meditation is largely underutilized in African American communities despite its potential health benefits. In this commentary, we will discuss the relevance of mindfulness interventions, limited research available, reasons for low representation, and cultural adaptations for mindfulness meditation in African American communities. We also provide additional strategies to guide future mindfulness research that target African Americans.
Literatuur
go back to reference Burnett-Zeigler, I., Hong, S., Waldron, E. M., Maletich, C., Yang, A., & Moskowitz, J. (2019a). A mindfulness-based intervention for low-income African American women with depressive symptoms delivered by an experienced instructor versus a novice instructor. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 25(7), 699–708. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1089/​acm.​2018.​0393. CrossRef Burnett-Zeigler, I., Hong, S., Waldron, E. M., Maletich, C., Yang, A., & Moskowitz, J. (2019a). A mindfulness-based intervention for low-income African American women with depressive symptoms delivered by an experienced instructor versus a novice instructor. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 25(7), 699–708. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1089/​acm.​2018.​0393. CrossRef
go back to reference Gleig, A. (2019). American dharma: Buddhism beyond modernity. Yale University Press. Gleig, A. (2019). American dharma: Buddhism beyond modernity. Yale University Press.
go back to reference Gunther Brown, C. (2016). Can “secular” mindfulness be beparated from religion?. In R. E. Purser, D. Forbes, & A. Burke (Eds.), Handbook of mindfulness: Culture, context, and social engagement. Springer. Gunther Brown, C. (2016). Can “secular” mindfulness be beparated from religion?. In R. E. Purser, D. Forbes, & A. Burke (Eds.), Handbook of mindfulness: Culture, context, and social engagement. Springer.
go back to reference Helderman, I. (2019) Prescribing the dharma: psychotheraphists, buddhist traditions, and defining religion. The University of North Carolina Press. Helderman, I. (2019) Prescribing the dharma: psychotheraphists, buddhist traditions, and defining religion. The University of North Carolina Press.
go back to reference Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full catastrophe living: using wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness (1 st edition). Delacorte Press. Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full catastrophe living: using wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness (1 st edition). Delacorte Press.
go back to reference Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go, there you are: mindfulness meditation in everyday life. Hyperion. Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go, there you are: mindfulness meditation in everyday life. Hyperion.
go back to reference Kabat-Zinn, J. (2013). Full catastrophe living: using wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness (revised and updated edition). Bantum Books. Kabat-Zinn, J. (2013). Full catastrophe living: using wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness (revised and updated edition). Bantum Books.
go back to reference Killien, M., Bigby, J. A., Champion, V., Fernandez-Repollet, E., Jackson, R. D., Kagawa-Singer, M., Kidd, K., Naughton, M. J., & Prout, M. (2000). Involving minority and underrepresented women in clinical trials: the National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health. Journal of Women’s Health & Gender-Based Medicine, 9(10), 1061–1070. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1089/​152460900445974. CrossRef Killien, M., Bigby, J. A., Champion, V., Fernandez-Repollet, E., Jackson, R. D., Kagawa-Singer, M., Kidd, K., Naughton, M. J., & Prout, M. (2000). Involving minority and underrepresented women in clinical trials: the National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health. Journal of Women’s Health & Gender-Based Medicine, 9(10), 1061–1070. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1089/​152460900445974. CrossRef
go back to reference Lustyk, M. K., Chawla, N., Nolan, R. S., & Marlatt, G. A. (2009). Mindfulness meditation research: Issues of participant screening, safety procedures, and researcher training. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 24(1), 20–30. PubMed Lustyk, M. K., Chawla, N., Nolan, R. S., & Marlatt, G. A. (2009). Mindfulness meditation research: Issues of participant screening, safety procedures, and researcher training. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 24(1), 20–30. PubMed
go back to reference Shapiro Jr., D. H. (1992). Adverse effects of meditation: aa preliminary investigation of long-term meditators. International Journal of Psychosomatics, 39(1–4), 62–67. PubMed Shapiro Jr., D. H. (1992). Adverse effects of meditation: aa preliminary investigation of long-term meditators. International Journal of Psychosomatics, 39(1–4), 62–67. PubMed
go back to reference Sims, M., Wyatt, S. B., Gutierrez, M. L., Taylor, H. A., & Williams, D. R. (2009). Development and psychometric testing of a multidimensional instrument of perceived discrimination among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study. Ethnicity & Disease, 19(1), 56–64. Sims, M., Wyatt, S. B., Gutierrez, M. L., Taylor, H. A., & Williams, D. R. (2009). Development and psychometric testing of a multidimensional instrument of perceived discrimination among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study. Ethnicity & Disease, 19(1), 56–64.
go back to reference Williams, D. R. (2000). Race, stress, and mental health. In C. Hogue, M. A. Hargraves, & K. S. Collins (Eds.), Minority health in America: findings and policy implication from the Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Survey (pp. 209–243). Johns Hopkins University Press. Williams, D. R. (2000). Race, stress, and mental health. In C. Hogue, M. A. Hargraves, & K. S. Collins (Eds.), Minority health in America: findings and policy implication from the Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Survey (pp. 209–243). Johns Hopkins University Press.
go back to reference Wilson, J. (2014). Mindful America: meditation and the mutual transformation of Buddhism and American culture. Oxford University Press. Wilson, J. (2014). Mindful America: meditation and the mutual transformation of Buddhism and American culture. Oxford University Press.
go back to reference Woods-Giscombe, C. L., Gaylord, S. A., Li, Y., Brintz, C. E., Bangdiwala, S. I., Buse, J. B., Mann, J. D., Lynch, C., Phillips, P., Smith, S., Leniek, K., Young, L., Al-Barwani, S., Yoo, J., & Faurot, K. (2019). A mixed-methods, randomized clinical trial to examine feasibility of a mindfulness-based stress management and diabetes risk reduction intervention for African Americans with prediabetes. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM, 2019, 3962623. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1155/​2019/​3962623. CrossRef Woods-Giscombe, C. L., Gaylord, S. A., Li, Y., Brintz, C. E., Bangdiwala, S. I., Buse, J. B., Mann, J. D., Lynch, C., Phillips, P., Smith, S., Leniek, K., Young, L., Al-Barwani, S., Yoo, J., & Faurot, K. (2019). A mixed-methods, randomized clinical trial to examine feasibility of a mindfulness-based stress management and diabetes risk reduction intervention for African Americans with prediabetes. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM, 2019, 3962623. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1155/​2019/​3962623. CrossRef
Metagegevens
Titel
Promoting Mindfulness in African American Communities
Auteurs
Alana Biggers
Claire Adams Spears
Kimberly Sanders
Jason Ong
Lisa K. Sharp
Ben S. Gerber
Publicatiedatum
21-08-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 10/2020
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01480-w