Owen Petersen's research while affiliated with Alliant International University and other places

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Article
Mindfulness is a strategy that has become increasingly considered as a potential treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The aim of this study was to review and synthesize extant research on mindfulness, current mindfulness-based interventions, and evidence-based treatments for PTSD. A theoretical foundation for classical mindfulness an...

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... Another study in male veterans with comorbid PTSD and SUD showed a similar relationship between distress tolerance and PTSD symptom severity, particularly the intrusive thoughts and hyperarousal symptoms [20]. Mindfulness meditation (MM), a self-directed practice of intentionally attending to present-moment experiences (physical sensations, perceptions, affective states, thoughts and imagery) [21][22][23], has been shown to lead to better emotional processing and thus, improved emotion and self-regulation skills [24][25][26]. MM may provide a way for individuals with PTSD and SUD to experience a greater sense of control in relation to cravings triggered by trauma-related intrusive thoughts, memories and sensations. Individuals able to modulate these internal experiences may be less emotionally reactive and less prone to relapse related to escape/avoidance of distressing symptoms. ...