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Mindfulness and mental health


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Self-Determination Theory is a motivation theory based on the premise that people actively seek opportunities to develop to their fullest potential, and crucially, this motivation is regulated by the self. A longstanding principle of SDT is that this form of autonomous behavioural motivation and regulation lies in ‘awareness’ (Deci & Ryan, 1980). Recently, SDT research has incorporated mindfulness into its framework as an inner reserve that supports autonomous functioning and psychological need satisfaction, and thus facilitates wellness. Mindfulness has been posited to help people become attentive of the present and attuned to their internal states thus promoting healthier outcomes. As such mindfulness has had substantial attention regarding its relationship with wellbeing, stress reduction, higher levels of positive emotions, mood regulation expectancies and self-acceptance, which in turn results in better choices and ultimately, in less stress and conflict.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mindfulness
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
Depositing User: Maree Roche
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 19:18
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 03:01

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