Mindfulness-Based Relationship Education for Couples Expecting their First Child—Part 2: Phenomenological Findings

Gambrel, L.E. & Piercy, F.P. (2014). Mindfulness-Based Relationship Education for Couples Expecting their First Child—Part 2: Phenomenological Findings. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, doi: 10.1111/jmft.12065

Abstract: This phenomenological study is the second phase of a larger mixed methods study of a relationship-enhancement program for couples expecting their first child (see Gambrel & Piercy, this issue). The 4-week Mindful Transition to Parenthood Program uses mindfulness practices and interpersonal activities to develop skills of internal and interpersonal attunement. Based on semi-structured interviews with thirteen couples, four overarching themes emerged: (a) positive changes for self, (b) improvements in couple relationship, (c) more prepared for baby, and (d) male involvement. Participants stated that the program increased their acceptance and awareness, deepened connections with their partners, and led them to be more confident about becoming parents. Male participants felt they became more identified as fathers. The authors discuss the clinical implications of these findings.

Read the article: Gambrel, L.E. & Piercy, F.P. (2014). Mindfulness-Based Relationship Education for Couples Expecting their First Child—Part 2: Phenomenological Findings. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, doi: 10.1111/jmft.12065



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