Table 2

Nurses' experiences with mind-body practices in past 12 months

Prayer practices

Percentage Practicing


Intercessory (for someone else's health or well-being)

86

Prayers of forgiveness, gratitude, or thanksgiving

82

Prayers for peace, harmony, understanding between people

65

Praise or devotion

52

Centering or grounding prayer

40

Prayerful singing

34

Reading prayers, daily devotional or sacred texts

32

Rosary

8

NO PRAYER practices in past 12 months

6

Meditation Practices

Breath-focused

49

Visualization-based (object, mandala, condition)

26

Compassion or lovingkindness

25

Concentration-type (including Relaxation Response and TM)

23

Affirmation-based

22

Contemplative

18

Mindfulness-based (includes MBSR, Vipassana)

18

Sound-based (chanting or mantra-based)

15

Zen

3

NO MEDITATION practices in past 12 months

35

Other Mind-Body Practices

Healing Touch or Therapeutic Touch

39

Yoga, Tai Chi, QiGong, or other mindful movement

34

Guided Imagery or Hypnosis

25

Reiki, Polarity therapy, or other mindful energy healing

21

Biofeedback to promote relaxation or well-being

6

Autogenic Training

3

Other (massage, acupuncture, crystals)

2

NO OTHER Mind-Body Practices

29

No Mind-Body Practices (Prayer, Meditation, or Other Mind-Body Practices) in Past 12 months

1


Kemper et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:26   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-26

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