Laura BARRIO MARTÍNEZ1*, Ana MARTÍNEZ-PAMPLIEGA2,
Laura MERINO RAMOS3
1 Psychologist. Predoctoral researcher (email@example.com), Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Deusto
2 PhD, Professor of Psychology (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Deusto
3 Doctor of psychology. Assistant professor (email@example.com), Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Deusto
The present study aims to develop and examine the effectiveness of an intervention program in Mindfulness in the relationships between parents and adolescents. After elaborating the “Brief Mindfulness Intervention Program (BMIP) program, we designed a quasi-experimental study with a control group, involving 37 parents with children in Secondary Education. The program consists of eight 1-hour weekly sessions, and these cover both the theoretical underpinnings and the mindfulness practice. Measures of full attention or mindfulness, interpersonal reactivity, satisfaction with their parenting abilities, and satisfaction with parent-child relationships were taken. We found significant differences in the levels of mindfulness; finding higher levels after the intervention. However, there were no significant results in any of the variables of interpersonal reactivity, which may require more time for improvement and stability. Finally, we found significant results in parents’ satisfaction, with an increase in their satisfaction both in their parental abilities and in the relationship with their children. These data corroborate the effectiveness of the program to improve family relationships. As a general conclusion, although some results were controversial, and several improvable aspects were detected, the pilot study of the Brief Mindfulness Intervention Program presents promising results as a family risk prevention instrument.
Please cite this article as: Barrio Martínez, L., Martínez-Pampliega, A., & Merino Ramos, L. (2020). MINDFUL PARENTING: A PILOT STUDY OF THE” BRIEF MINDFULNESS INTERVENTION PROGRAM”(BMIP) IN THE EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 20(1).
Keywords: mindful parenting, Mindfulness, relationships, parenting, intervention program
Published online: 2020/03/01
Published print: 2020/03/01