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Title: Responses to Mantram Repetition Program from Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: A qualitative analysis


1
Responses to Mantram Repetition Program from
Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder A
qualitative analysis
  • Jill E. Bormann, PhD, RN Samantha Hurst, PhD
    Ann Kelly, MS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

2
  • Aim
  • Describe uses of Mantram Repetition Program (MRP)
    to manage posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    symptoms in 65 outpatient Veterans.
  • Relevance
  • Validates quantitative findings of larger
    randomized clinical trial (RCT).
  • Provides Veterans own voices.
  • Study of nonpharmacological- and
    nontrauma-focused intervention for PTSD.

3
Method
  • Interviews conducted 3 mo postintervention after
    MRP (six 90 min weekly group sessions) on how to
  • 1. Choose and use a mantram (sacred word or
    phrase).
  • 2. Slow down thoughts and behaviors.
  • 3. Develop one-pointed attention for emotional
    self- regulation.
  • Conducted critical incident research technique to
    categorize and compare types and frequency of
    triggering events outcomes.
  • .

4
Results
  • 65 Participants reported 268 triggering events.
  • Content analysis led to 12 discreet outcome
    categories
  • Relaxing and calming down.
  • Letting go of negative feelings.
  • Thinking clearly and rationally.
  • Diverting attention away from triggering events.
  • Focusing attention.
  • Refining mantram skills.
  • Dealing with sleep disturbances.
  • Coming back from flashbacks.
  • Slowing down.
  • Communicating thoughts and feelings more
    effectively.
  • Feeling in touch spiritually.
  • Letting go of physical pain.

5
Conclusion
  • MRP was helpful in managing wide range of
    triggering events and emotional reactions in
    Veterans with chronic PTSD.
  • 99 of Veterans reported instances where the MRP
    enhanced coping.
  • Mantram repetition is a versatile tool in
    managing a variety of PTSD symptoms.
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