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      The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation on Battered Women

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      Psychology , Neuroscience , Behavior Change , Domestic Violence , Mindfulness Meditation , Yoga

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            Conclusion: The cross-sectional investigates the impact of MM on neurological regions associated with PTSD. The influence of MBSR was contextualized by neurobiological mechanisms common among individuals with PTSD and, more specifically, correlated to the population with trauma exposure due to domestic violence. A brief historical framework initially assessed the prevalence of PTSD and IPV to which numerous studies postulated underlying psychological processes. Robust neurological evidence supported modulation of the amygdala through the vMPFC, observed by the TEHC and MM practitioners. The regulatory processes associated with MM targeted greater activation of higher-order networks and strengthened hippocampal circuits which correlated to reduced activity in the dACC. The relationship between memory retention of fear extinction and control groups without PTSD resembled the strong correlation of the self-regulatory model and a decreased stress response.


            Defined by numerous mental and physical constituents, health behavior change can be directly influenced by Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs). Neurological and psychological evi- dence suggest positive correlations between yoga and meditation practice and decreased anxiety symptomatology by individuals of domestic violence. Regulatory processes, implemented via Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBSR), a mechanism implemented by yoga practice, engage neural networks for varying cognitive derivatives. Applications of learning and memory models correspond to neurological bases for chronic psychiatric conditions, namely PTSD, asso- ciated with domestic violence trauma. The following cross-sectional paper addresses the underly- ing cognitive and behavioral frameworks initiating improved emotional functioning and behavior change. The term battered women will be used interchangeably with individuals of domestic vio- lence, trauma survivors, and intimate partner violence (IPV) throughout.

            Keywords:Mindfulness meditation (MM), mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs), memory, learning, neurological, battered women, intimate partner violence


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            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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            Psychology ,Neuroscience ,Behavior Change ,Domestic Violence ,Mindfulness Meditation ,Yoga


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