RESOURCES FOR PRACTICE
Mindfulness: An effective coaching tool for improving physical and mental health
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2013
©2013 American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Volume 26, Issue 9, pages 511–518, September 2014
How to Cite
Robins, J. L. W., Kiken, L., Holt, M. and McCain, N. L. (2014), Mindfulness: An effective coaching tool for improving physical and mental health. American Assoc Nurse Prac, 26: 511–518. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12086
- Issue published online: 28 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 17 SEP 2013
- American Journal for Nurse Practitioners (AJNP)
- stress and coping;
- health promotion
This article provides an overview of the mechanisms of action, evidence base, and practice of mindfulness, with an emphasis on how to easily incorporate this valuable skill into practice.
PubMed, CINAHL, PsychInfo Databases.
Conscious attention to the present moment in a receptive way is known as mindfulness. A growing body of research indicates that mindfulness can be taught and cultivated to improve physical and mental health.
Implications for practice
Accordingly, as part of the coaching competency, mindfulness can be practiced and taught by advanced practice nurses to support lifestyle and behavioral changes, decrease perceived stress, enhance quality of life, and, ultimately, improve health and health outcomes.