Special Issue "Mind–Body Interventions for Psychological and Cognitive Benefits"
A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Dr. Liye Zou
In recent years, mind–body interventions (MBI) have received substantial attention from scholars worldwide. MBIs emphasize the interaction between mind, body, and behavior, and examples include, but are not limited to, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Pilates, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, guided imagery, breathing technique, relaxation, and stress management and resiliency training (SMART).
The emerging evidence indicates that mind–body interventions have beneficial effects on somatic-psychological outcomes and cognitive function among both healthy people (e.g., pregnant women, highly stressed workers, mental health professionals) and patients with medical and psychiatric conditions (e.g., musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, cognitive impairment, depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, insomnia). To provide better recommendations to health professionals for disease prevention and symptomatic managements, more evidence-based research needs to be conducted to substantiate the health benefits of MBIs on psychological outcomes and cognitive function.
Thus, we have the privilege of inviting you to submit your unpublished work in the form of a systematic review of existing literature, meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, or research articles with sound scientific methods and innovative statistical analyses.
Dr. Albert Yeung
Dr. Liye Zou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mindful practice
- mind–body movement/exercise
- Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong
- meditative movement
- breathing exercise
- relaxation technique
- psychological outcomes
- cognitive function
- cognitive flexibility
- cognitive control
- mild cognitive impairment
- mental health