publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Resisting chocolate temptation using a brief mindfulness strategy

Kim T. Jenkins; Katy Tapper;
  • Published: 01 Sep 2014
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Objectives: We examined the effects of two mindfulness-based strategies on chocolate consumption amongst individuals who were trying to reduce the amount of chocolate they consumed.\ud \ud Methods: Participants (n = 137) were allocated to one of three conditions and employed either cognitive defusion, acceptance, or relaxation (control) techniques to help them resist chocolate over 5 days. During this period, they carried a bag of chocolates with them and recorded any chocolate or chocolate-related products they consumed. They also completed a questionnaire measure of the extent to which chocolate consumption was automatic, both before and after the 5-day period...
Subjects
free text keywords: BF, RA0421, Applied Psychology, General Medicine, Psychotherapist, Mindfulness, Social psychology, Brief intervention, Temptation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychology, Cognition, Clinical psychology
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