Mindfulness and mindlessness are two relevant psychological constructs for the field of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). When mindful, people are more open, flexible, and aware, and this attitude results in a higher psychological well-being. A mindful attitude is a source of psychological resilience for people with ALS and their caregivers. Conversely, a mindless view about the illness, reducing the whole person’s identify to the diagnosis, represents a threat to their quality of life. Furthermore, preliminary findings seem to suggest that mindfulness is associated with a slower course of the disease. In this chapter we discuss the impact that mindfulness can exert on both the quality and the quantity of life.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Understanding and Optimizing Quality of Life and Psychological Well-Being|
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2018|