About this episode
Meditation is the regular, purposeful practice of becoming aware of one’s bodily sensations, thoughts, or other points of focus. Professor Manoj Sharma, a global health promotion leader and Chair of the Social and Behavioral Health department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, wished to test whether a health behavioral model that he developed could explain why adults begin and maintain a meditation practice. While this multi-theory model – or ‘MTM’ – has been applied to many health-related behaviors, two domains are core to the model: initiation of a health behavior and sustenance of this behavior.
Original Article Reference
Summary of the papers ‘Can the Multi-Theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change Explain the Intent for People to Practice Meditation?’ in Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, doi.org/10.1177/2515690X2110645, and ‘Introspective Meditation before Seeking Pleasurable Activities as a Stress Reduction Tool among College Students: A Multi-Theory Model-Based Pilot Study’ in Healthcare, doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10040614.
For more information, please contact Professor Manoj Sharma at [email protected]
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