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Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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Conscious attention to the present moment in a receptive way is known as mindfulness. A growing body of research indicates that mindfulness can be taught and cultivated to improve physical and mental health. Accordingly, as part of the coaching competency, mindfulness can be practiced and taught by advanced practice nurses to support lifestyle and behavioral changes, decrease perceived stress, enhance quality of life, and, ultimately, improve health and health outcomes. This article provides an overview of the mechanisms of action, evidence base, and practice of mindfulness, with an emphasis on how to easily incorporate this valuable skill into practice.
©2013 American Association of Nurse Practitioners. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Robins, J. L. W., Kiken, L., Holt, M. and McCain, N. L. (2014), Mindfulness: An effective coaching tool for improving physical and mental health. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 26: 511–518., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2327-6924.12086. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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