Tamara L. Goldsby

Tamara L. Goldsby
University of California, San Diego | UCSD · Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

PhD
Integrative medicine with a particular focus on sound healing.

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Introduction
My research areas are psychology and integrative health, with a particular focus on sound healing.

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Publications (18)
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Poor mood and elevated anxiety are linked to increased incidence of disease. This study examined the effects of sound meditation, specifically Tibetan singing bowl meditation, on mood, anxiety, pain, and spiritual well-being. Sixty-two women and men (mean age 49.7 years) participated. As compared with pre-meditation, following the sound meditation...
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Eastern integrative medicine includes centuries-old practices and treatments which have quite recently garnered significant attention in Western society. Numerous traditional medicine techniques such as yoga, sound healing, Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, and acupuncture have recently been studied in relation to their potential for reduction of human chroni...
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Religion and spirituality (R/S) serve as coping mechanisms for circumstances that threaten people´s psychological well-being. However, using R/S inappropriately to deal with difficulties and problems in daily life may include the practice of Spiritual Bypass (SB). SB refers to avoiding addressing emotional problems and trauma, rather than healing a...
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Chronic stress in Western society may currently be characterized as a public health concern at pandemic levels and may be at risk of crossing a tipping point, as evidenced by major societal unrest. While evolutionarily, activation of the body’s sympathetic nervous system (SNS) exists to protect the individual by triggering the ‘fight or flight’ res...
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Psychosocial stress, tension, and depression are quite common in many parts of the developed world. Integrative medicine techniques which may potentially increase spiritual and emotional well-being may be useful in combating chronic psychosocial stress, as well as challenges with depression and excessive tension. The present observational study exa...
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Inferential analysis using null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) allows accepting or rejecting a null hypothesis. Nevertheless, rejecting a null hypothesis and concluding there is a statistical effect does not provide a clue as to its practical relevance or magnitude. This process is key to assessing the effect size (ES) of significant result...
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El cáncer es una de las principales causas de morbi mortalidad del mundo (SEOM, 2022), afectando física, mental, social y espiritualmente a quienes lo sufren. En los últimos años, la literatura sobre la relación entre religión, espiritualidad y salud de los pacientes de cáncer ha crecido enormemente, centrándose parte de la investigación en la salu...
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In recent years, the literature on the relationship between religion and spirituality (R/S) and the health of cancer patients has been flourishing. Although most studies focus on mental health, many study the physical health of these individuals. In order to summarize the findings of these studies, we reviewed the most recent research on this subje...
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Trust in God implies the conviction that God looks after a person’s own interests. The first evidence of a relationship between this construct and people’s psychological and emotional health dates back several centuries. However, the literature on this is limited, especially for people with physical health conditions, such as cancer. Therefore, the...
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We need more brave scientists. Scientists and researchers are desperately needed who are not afraid to dip their feet - or even swim - in the lake of unknown murky waters in science. If the water was crystalline and clear when we dove in, it would not be research. A much-needed shift is occurring now, a rumbling of scientists hungry to break out of...
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Mental illness remains highly stigmatized, which hinders the recovery process of individuals who experience mental health conditions. This study seeks to evaluate five different strategies to reduce stigma towards individuals with persistent mental disorders. This study also examined the effect of high schools’ proximity to a psychiatric hospital i...
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Background: The vulnerability of drug users in treatment increases their risk of social exclusion. Psychosocial interventions aim to solve or minimise this risk, increasing social integration for individuals in treatment. In this study, the effectiveness of various European drug recovery programmes was studied by examining psychosocial interventio...
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Poster presentation of our sound healing research at the Mind & Life Institute Conference.
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Effects of singing bowl sound healing.
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Utilizing sound meditations in the reduction of stress.

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This issue aims to draw together current thinking and research related to the use of R/S to improve psychosocial well-being.