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MALAYSIA'S FIRST & ONLY STRUCTURED MINDFULNESS-BASED PROGRAM WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH (MYSIHAT) AND LOCAL RESEARCH (UPM, UM, UKM, SUNWAY U, NUS)...

Sunday, April 30, 2017

MINDFULGym at Psoriasis Association of Malaysia


30th April 2017: Talk on Mindfulness at Psoriasis Association of Malaysia's Annual General Meeting:
🔔 Mindful Breathing
🔔 Mindful Body Stretching
🔔 Appreciating the Present Moment with HTC 
🔔 Body Scan & Kindness
🔔 Google-WWW-Yahoo

In 3 🔬 scientific studies among patients with psoriasis, mindfulness-based therapies (audio-guided mindfulness practice with positive visualization & 8-week MBCT) have been shown to speed up the clearance of psoriatic skin lesion during light therapy, reduce the severity of psoriasis & increase the quality of life. Among 120 dermatology patients in an outpatient clinic, the level of mindfulness accounts for a significant amount of the variance in psychological distress and quality of life. 



Reference:

1. Kabat-Zinn, J., Wheeler, E., Light, T., Skillings, A., Scharf, M. J., Cropley, T. G., . . . Bernhard, J. D. (1998). Influence of a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention on rates of skin clearing in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA). Psychosomatic Medicine, 60(5), 625-632.

2. Fordham, B., Griffiths, C. E. M., & Bundy, C. (2015). A pilot study examining mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in psoriasis. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 20(1), 121-127.

3. Montgomery, K., Norman, P., Messenger, A. G., & Thompson, A. R. (2016). The importance of mindfulness in psychosocial distress and quality of life in dermatology patients. The British Journal of Dermatology, 175(5), 930-936. 

4. Benhard, J. D., Kristeller, J., & Kabat-Zinn, J. Effectiveness of relaxation and visualization techniques as an adjunct to phototherapy and photochemotherapy of psoriasis: J Am Acad Dermatol. 1988 Sep;19(3):572-4.