Application of mindfulness-based psychological interventions in infertility

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Abstract

Living mindfully helps one gain a deeper understanding into realities of life. It enables people to witness suffering, desire, attachments, and impermanence without any fear, anxiety, anger, or despair. This is considered the hallmark of true psychological insight. As a skill, mindfulness can be inculcated by anyone. Mindfulness helps in attending, getting aware and understanding experiences in a compassion and open-minded way. Research suggests that applying mindfulness in daily life has been known to tame our emotional mind and enabled people to perceive things 'as they are' without ascribing expectations, judgments, cynicism, or apprehensions to them. This review unravels the therapeutic power of mindfulness meditation in the context of infertility distress. It serves to integrate the evidence on the effectiveness of mindfulness-based psychological interventions to improve the emotional well-being and biological outcomes in Infertility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-21
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Human Reproductive Sciences
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2020

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine

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