Sundy Preston

Summer Quarter 2013

Independent Research
Mindfulness Practice Effects People Experiencing Stress/Anxiety from Trauma
1. Goals/Planned Outcome:
a. Gain a better understanding of mindfulness and how it can be
implemented to help alleviate stress and anxiety caused by trauma.
b. Develop a personal testimony of mindfulness practice and evaluate its
effect in my life.
c. Gain an understanding of how mindfulness can be implemented on a daily
d. Gather evidence that supports the using of mindfulness practice.

2. Reason for independent research.
a. The summer quarter does not offer a course on mindfulness and I feel that
mindfulness is essential in the process of helping people become all that
they are capable of being regardless of negative influences.
b. Summer quarter would be a nice time to have a break from my hour and
twenty minute commute from North Bend.
3. This independent research will contribute to the achievement of the core competency of
“engaging in research-informed practice and practice-informed research by:
a. Engaging in an in-depth observation of evidence based research done to
measure mindfulness effects through reading up to date scholarly articles
and books that have been written.
4. Supervision of faculty can be through email and periodic in person visits or through
a. However faculty prefers.
5. Learning Materials:
a. There are articles cited below of possible text as well as books, videos,
and workshops.
6. Evaluation
a. Faculty preference
b. Paper, video, demonstration, presentation, practitioner interviews.
7. Work for this independent course will be complete by the end of quarter.

8. Core Competencies addressed by this independent study:
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a. Engage in research-informed practice – with a summer long personal
practice and study.
b. Apply critical thinking to inform communicate professional judgments
through reading and applying mindfulness practice.
c. Apply knowledge of human behavior and social environment through
observation of video demonstrations and practitioner visits.

Articules Text: (8 to 10 )
Goodman, R. D., & Calderon, A. M. (2012). The Use of Mindfulness in Trauma Counseling.
Journal Of Mental Health Counseling, 34(3), 254-268.
Niles, B. L., Klunk-Gillis, J., Ryngala, D. J., Silberbogen, A. K., Paysnick, A., & Wolf, E. J.
(2012). Comparing mindfulness and psychoeducation treatments for combat-related
PTSD using a telehealth approach. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice,
And Policy, 4(5), 538-547. doi:10.1037/a0026161
Thompson, R. W., Arnkoff, D. B., & Glass, C. R. (January 01, 2011). Conceptualizing
mindfulness and acceptance as components of psychological resilience to trauma.
Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 12, 4, 220-35.
Chopko, B. A., & Schwartz, R. C. (2009). The Relation Between Mindfulness and Posttraumatic
Growth: A Study of First Responders to Trauma-Inducing Incidents. Journal Of Mental
Health Counseling, 31(4), 363-376.
Thompson, R. W., Arnkoff, D. B., & Glass, C. R. (2011). Conceptualizing Mindfulness and
Acceptance as Components of Psychological Resilience to Trauma. Trauma, Violence &
Abuse, 12(4), 220-235. doi:10.1177/1524838011416375
Hamiel, D. (2005). Children Under Stress and Trauma: The Use of Biofeedback, Cognitive
Behavioral Techniques, and Mindfulness for Integrated and Balanced Coping.
Biofeedback, 33(4), 149-152.
Green, R., Dicks, S., & Buckroyd, J. (2009). Counselling in culturally diverse inner-city
communities: the rise and fall of the Kabin counselling project. Journal Of Social Work
Practice, 23(3), 315-326.
Martin, L. L., & Kleiber, D. A. (2005). Letting Go of the Negative: Psychological Growth From
a Close Brush with Death. Traumatology, 11(4), 221-232.
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Apsche, J. A. (2010). A Literature Review and Analysis of Mode Deactivation Therapy.
International Journal Of Behavioral Consultation And Therapy, 6(4), 296-340.
Mensinga, J. (September 01, 2011). The Feeling of Being a Social Worker: Including Yoga as an
Embodied Practice in Social Work Education. Social Work Education, 30, 6, 650-662.
Leary, J., Hammond, P. V., & Davis, B. L. (2007). Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. ABNF
Journal, 18(4), 112.
Berceli, D., & Napoli, M. (January 01, 2006). A Proposal for a Mindfulness-Based Trauma
Prevention Program for Social Work Professionals. Complementary Health Practice
Review, 11, 3, 153-165.
Possible Books: (4 books)
Simpkins, C. A., & Simpkins, A. M. (2012). Zen meditation in psychotherapy: Techniques for
clinical practice. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons.
Rosenbloom, D., Williams, M. B., & Watkins, B. E. (2010). Life after trauma: A workbook for
healing. New York: Guilford Press.
ON hold for me:
Kalayjian, A., & Eugene, D. (2010). Mass trauma and emotional healing around the world:
Rituals and practices for resilience and meaning-making. Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger.
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by
Joy Degruy Leary And: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - The Study Guide
Possible Films:
Siegel, R. D., American Psychological Association., & Governors State University. (2012).
Mindfulness for anxiety. Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association.
Long, R., Mallimson, G., Cohen, H., Sacred Planet Films., & Video Project. (2012). Room to
breathe. San Francisco, Calif.?.
Gehart, D. R., & Microtraining Associates. (2012). Mindfulness in counseling. Alexandria, VA:
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Kabat-Zinn, J., Hanley, J., Michael, P., Sleeping Giant Productions., Pleiades (Firm), Winstar
Productions., & Wellspring Media. (2000). Mindfulness & meditation: Stress reduction &
mindful parenting. New York: Wellspring Media.
Altman, D., CMI Education Institute., & Premier Education Solutions. (2012). The top one-
minute mindfulness strategies to use in your practice [videorecording]. Eau Claire, WI: CMI
Education Institute.
Also, look up mindfulness in the heath siences/social work/ video/first section and choose a few.
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Video
Kara Walker videos