The recent result of an analysis of the last 15 years of Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation(마음수련) research studies indicated the significant positive psychological healing effects of the meditation, which is drawing much attention. For school-based Ma-Eum Su-Ryun (마음수련) meditation programs, administered especially in middle and high school settings, this type of meditation has contributed to improvements in aggression and verbal violence, as well as decreases a reduction in school violence incidents.
As of late, there has beenis a palpable urgency to come up with strategies against school violence in our society, and such a meditation program could be a promising strategy for prevention ofpreventing school violence in middle and high schools. These findings were released in A Lliterature Rreview on Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation(마음수련), thea result of an analysis of published Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation(마음수련) research studies from 2001 to 2016 (published in Korean and international journals). Professor Yun, Mira Yun (Department of Nnursing, Joong-ang University,), Professor Choi, Eunhee Choi (Department of Nnursing, Won-Kang University), and Professor Shin, Namin Shin (Department of Education, Dongkuk University) authored this research study, to examine Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation(마음수련) which sparkingis causing a great interest in public.
Approximately 130 research studies related to Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation(마음수련) haved been published as master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, scholarly conference resource booklets, etc. These studies were searched via Google sScholar (scholar.google.co.kr), the Korea Education and Research Information Service (www.riss.kr), the Korean National Assembly Library (www.nanet.go.kr), and other online databases. Of these, 81 research studies were selected fordue to meeting the criteria for analysis. The selected studies consisted of research published in Korean and international journals (n=44, 55.0%), scholarly conference resource booklets (n=25, 31.3%), master’s theses (n=9, 11.3%), and doctoral dissertations (n=2, 2.5%). Most of these articles were education-related research studies (n=8).
The participants of these studies were diverse, including children, teens, college students, and adults. A majority of these studies wereas on students: elementary school students (n=27, 33.8%), followed by middle school (n=17, 21.3%), high school (n=11, 13.8%), and college students (n=8, 10.0%). A total of 30 studies were focused on adults, with a half of these studies (n=15, 50.0%) were conducted on the teachers of elementary, middle, and high schools. Others were examineding adults with depression, alcoholism, and mental illness (n=4, 13.3%);, cancer survivors (n=3, 10.0%);, and adults without any identified illness or condition (n=8, 26.7%).
From A Lliterature Rreview on Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation(마음수련), the main points to consider would be the positive effects of this meditation on all ages population, from kindergarten students to adults. There were rReductions in negative emotions were found, includingsuch as depression, anxiety, stress, and aggression, as well asand increases in positive emotions were also discovered, including such as perceived happiness, life satisfaction, self-respect, and relationship improvements.
In particular, a study that was published in 2016 and that examined a school-based meditation program which was administered during 30 minutes of free activity or a flex class in one semester. The findings indicated decreases in social anxiety, aggression, and the salivary cortisol stress hormone (which demonstrated lowered stress levels in children). Another study in 2013 analyzed meditation effects via drawing and, which indicated reductions a decrease in depression, isolation, denial, anxiety, conflict, and aggression. More pPositive effects in students were also shown (in studies published in 2011 and 2006): a reductions ofdecrease in the depression and anxiety of students,; and improvements in school anxiety, home anxiety, test anxiety, presentation anxiety, social anxiety, and situational anxiety. Interesting to note would beis studies which that especially examined middle school students with diagnosed neuroses. For example, a study from 2006 showed reductions in anger and anxiety; more specifically, both state and trait anxiety were reduced in these students.
Professor Yun, Mira Yun stated explained her analysis thuslyin this way:, “Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation(마음수련) has an immediate effect to rid of present anxiety, as well as deeper levels of anxiety related to personality traits. These indicate substantial effects in developing healthy humanistic character in students.”
In 2014, a study was conducted at a school-based meditation program in a high school, which consisted of one session per week with athat lasted 50 -minutes duration each. The students attending the program reported significant improvements in life satisfaction and forgiveness, as opposed to non-attendees. This demonstrated positive effects even when the meditation sessions were given infrequently during one semester.
Professor Yun, Mira Yun, who led the analysis, stated, “We are taking notice of such beneficial effects which occurred even in a short time period of Ma-Eum Su-Ryun college meditation camp(마음수련 대학생캠프).” She recommended to expanding such meditation programs for better humanistic education and social integration.
Woo Myung foundedThe Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation(마음수련) was founded by Woo Myung in 1996. This type of meditation is well- known for its comprehensive method of concentration and reflection. The Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation method(마음수련 방법) It is a systematic, unique process of recalling and reflecting on lived life and thoughts to throw away. As a result, the healing effect of forgiving others and reconciliation is substantial. Woo Myung’s Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation(마음수련)The program is utilized currently used in overmore than 40 countries worldwide.
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