The Effects of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training on Adolescent Self-Awareness and the Reduction of Anxiety, Depression and Stress.

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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY HMPYC80

ASSIGNMENT 02-03

RESEARCH PROPOSAL TITLE:

THE EFFECTS OF MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION TRAINING ON ADOLESCENT SELF-AWARENESS AND THE REDUCTION OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND STRESS.

AUTHOR: 5888743

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY HMPYC80
ASSIGNMENT 02-03
RESEARCH PROPOSAL TITLE:
THE EFFECTS OF MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION TRAINING ON ADOLESCENT SELF-AWARENESS AND THE REDUCTION OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND STRESS. AUTHOR: 5888743
Mr P Smith
The ANIKA Foundation
1234 West Highland Drive
Newport 2843
Australia
1 May 2011

Dear Sir,
Re: Research Proposal: THE EFFECTS OF MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION TRAINING ON ADOLESCENT SELF-AWARENESS AND THE REDUCTION OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND STRESS. I am currently studying Psychology Honour’s at the University of South Africa. I am a school counsellor at a private school in Sydney where I work with children from Year K through to year 12. I have a keen interest in Adolescent mental health and suicide prevention. The Department of Mental Health at the World Health Organisation states that: “WHO figures clearly show that by 2030 depression will be the single biggest burden of care on our health care system, exceeding cardio vascular disease and obesity”. It is becoming increasingly more urgent to look at preventative strategies to reduce the number of young people presenting with depression, anxiety and stress. I understand that the ANIKA Foundation was set up in response to the tragic death by suicide of your daughter Anika. The purpose of foundation is to support and promote the prevention of anxiety and depression in young people. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training has been shown to develop the capacity to: •Consciously act and respond with awareness and clarity rather than react out of a habitual pattern •Bring greater concentration and focus to daily activities •Monitor levels of stress and distress, and take effective steps to address them •Positively take action to renew your energy – physically, emotionally and mentally. It therefore seemed appropriate to contact you with information about my proposed research topic to see if you would be interested in this new area of prevention. I look forward to hearing from you soon

Yours Sincerely
5888743
Psychology Honours student and school counsellor.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY HMPYC80
ASSIGNMENT 02-03
RESEARCH PROPOSAL TITLE:
THE EFFECTS OF MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION TRAINING ON ADOLESCENT SELF-AWARENESS AND THE REDUCTION OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND STRESS. AUTHOR: 5888743
Introduction

My experience as a School Counsellor along with current research coming out of the World Health organization indicates that by 2030 depression will be the single biggest burden of care on our health care system, exceeding cardio vascular disease and obesity. It is becoming increasingly more urgent to look at preventative strategies to reduce the number of young people presenting with depression, anxiety and stress. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is part of an exciting new field in psychology that combines ancient wisdom with modern day knowledge. The associated field of Positive Psychology looks not only at the elimination of negative mental states but also at ways in which we can understand how people grow and flourish. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training has been shown to develop the capacity to: •Consciously act and respond with awareness and clarity rather than react out of a habitual pattern •Bring greater concentration and focus to daily activities •Monitor levels of stress and distress, and take effective steps to address them •Positively take action to renew your energy – physically, emotionally and mentally. MBSR strategies based on the ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness and meditation, seek to give people the tools to develop self-awareness in order to be able to identify the different emotions that present themselves during our...
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