MediYoga

De siste årene har det vært forsket mer og mer på yoga og meditative metoder og deres helsefremmende effekter. 

Forskning på MediYoga – Medisinsk Yoga har pågått i Sverige siden 1998 da MediYoga – Medisinsk Yoga deltok i den første svenske studien på yoga, en ryggstudie gjennomført av Karolinska Instituttet. Deretter har det vært gjennomført flere studier i Sverige og internasjonalt. Danderyds Sykehus har siden 2007 fortløpende forsket på Medi Yoga – Medisinsk Yoga for hjerteproblemer som hjerteinfarkt og arterieflimmer, og Danderyds Sykehus har siden 2010 brukt Medi Yoga – Medisinsk Yoga som en del av rehabilitering for sine hjertepasienter. 

I 2001 ble det gjort en studie på en av Sverige største arbeidsplasser. Resultatet ble at de ansatte fikk redusert stressopplevelser og større arbeidskapasitet. I 1999 ble det gjort en studie på søvn med Södertälje Kommune i Sverige, hvor resultatet viser at Medi Yoga – Medisinsk Yoga ga bedre søvnkvalitet. Siden 2005 har Medi Yoga – Medisinsk Yoga arbeidet for både forebygging og rehabilitering av langtidssyke på Astra Zeneca. Alle disse studiene viser at Medi Yoga – Medisinsk Yoga er et effektivt verktøy for å få sykemeldte tilbake til arbeid igjen. I 2010 ble det gjort en studie med Kronofogd Myndigheten i Sverige (1 200 ansatte) med hensyn på stress og utbrenthet. Alle som gjorde Medi Yoga – Medisinsk Yoga fikk mindre stress, reduserte blodtrykket og kortisolnivået, redusert smerte, mindre hodepine og bedre søvn.

Integral Yoga er grunnlaget i Dr. Dean Ornish (ved Preventive Medicine Research Institute) sitt arbeide med å reversere hjerte/kar sykdommer, og Dr. Michael Lerner (ved Commonweal Cancer Help program) sitt arbeide med kreftpasienter.

Her er linker til spennende forskningsresultater på yoga og helsefremmende effekter:

http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2013/05/02/how-meditation-can-influence-gene-activity/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20105062

Se flere forskningsresultater som vil fortløpende bli lagt inn på www.mediyoga.com

 

Mindfullness

Mindfulness

Effects of a multidiciplinary stress treatment programme on patient return to work rate and symptom reduction: results from a randomised, wait-list controlled trial.

Psychother Psychosom. 2013;82(3):177-86. doi: 10.1159/000346369. Epub 2013 Mar 27. Netterstrøm B1, Friebel L, Ladegaard Y.

Oppsummering: The stress treatment programme--a combination of work place-focused psychotherapy and MBSR--significantly reduced stress symptom levels and increased RTW rates compared with the WLCG (waitlisted control group) and TAUCG (treatment-as-usual control group - psycolgis).

 

Increased self-awareness in the process of returning to work.

Scand J Caring Sci. 2011 Dec;25(4):762-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00891.x. Epub 2011 May 17. Haugstvedt KT1, Hallberg U, Graff-Iversen S, Sørensen M, Haugli L.

BACKGROUND: 

A group of employees on sick leave, living in the Oslo area, Norway, was offered participation in a counselling programme, based on Gestalt theory, mindfulness and phenomenological understanding of the body.

AIMS: 

To explore the participants' processes of change related to their increased ability to work. METHOD DESIGN: This qualitative study is based on modified grounded theory.

METHOD: 

A total of 12 female employees, all who had increased work ability 1 year after the programme, participated in open focus-group interviews at the end of the programme.

FINDINGS: 

The participants' experiences from processes of change are described through the following categories: becoming more aware of one's own thoughts, emotions and bodily reactions; taking oneself seriously and accepting oneself; being secure enough to face being challenged; realizing new possibilities and choices and trying out new ways of acting. The participants further described what had been helpful in these processes. Experience of a secure setting and open-minded listening seemed important for getting the courage to open up to all reactions. Then, they could explore new ways of thinking, communicating and behaving. Discussing existential issues such as their core values was important. This, together with being allowed to take their own emotions seriously and being challenged by the counsellors, had encouraged the processes of change.

CONCLUSIONS: 

The women described how experiences of increased awareness contributed to reconstruction of their self-understanding and opened up for new possibilities. This seemed to have provided them with new ways of communicating and acting, which enhanced participation in work. The context of the learning programme, the existential issues and counselling challenges appeared as essential in these processes of change. The findings give insights into aspects that may be important when designing rehabilitation programmes.

The women described how experiences of increased awareness contributed to reconstruction of their self-understanding and opened up for new possibilities. This seemed to have provided them with new ways of communicating and acting, which enhanced participation in work. The context of the learning programme, the existential issues and counselling challenges appeared as essential in these processes of change. The findings give insights into aspects that may be important when designing rehabilitation programmes.

© 2011 The Authors. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences © 2011 Nordic College of Caring Science.