"A mindfulness parent well-being course: evaluation of outcomes for parents of children with autism and related disabilities recruited through special schools"
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Scientific article, Approach/intervention
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Payment needed, Open to targeted communities only (such as psychiatrists/psychologists/teachers/etc.)
In the present study 18 mothers and 3 fathers were recruited via special schools who then attended a Mindfulness Based Well-Being for Parents (MBW-P) group over eight weeks. Parents completed questionnaire measures before and at the end of the course. Statistical analysis showed significant reported increases in mindfulness and self-compassion, and reduced general stress. Moreover, parents reported not only reductions in anxiety and depression but also high levels of satisfaction with the course.
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