Holding the body in mind: Interoceptive awareness, dispositional mindfulness and psychological well-being.
- Author(s): Hanley, Adam W
- Mehling, Wolf E
- Garland, Eric L
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.05.014
Objective Recent dialogue between Western and Eastern traditions has stimulated novel explorations of the relationship between mind and body. Many of these cross-cultural, mind-body dialogues have proven productive in identifying more adaptive forms of embodiment. Prior studies suggest that dispositional mindfulness (DM) and interoceptive awareness (IA) are associated but distinct, key constructs in mind-body approaches that are conceptualized in a variety of ways with imprecisely characterized relationship. The current study is a secondary data analysis that explores the relationship between scores on measures of IA and DM, examining multivariate networks of association between these constructs and addressing their relationship with scores on a measure of psychological well-being.