International Conference: Re-wiring stress via mindfulness

AAICP Rewiring stress via mindfulness

In Western countries, an increasing amount of published work has documented that mindfulness-based clinical interventions reduced the self-reported levels of stress, the stress hormone cortisol levels, and grey-matter density in the right amygdala.

The application of mindfulness in Indonesia may be reflected in the ancient Javanese’s (the largest ethnic groups in Indonesia) endorsement of the eling value, which means continuously being aware of one’s own position in life. Bringing mindfulness back to the context of Indonesian culture could promote greater ability in emotion regulation that is crucial for effective stress management.

This poster was presented on 10 – 11 January, 2014 at the 5th International Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology Conference in Solo, Indonesia.

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