- Oxford Library Of Psychology
- Short Contents
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- The Intellectual Roots of Health Psychology
- A History of the Development of Health Psychology
- Measurement in Health Psychology Research
- Designing and Conducting Interventions to Enhance Physical and Mental Health Outcomes
- Uncertainty, Variability, and Resource Allocation in the Health Care Decision Process
- The Brain, Homeostasis, and Health: Balancing Demands of the Internal and External Milieu
- Stress, Coping, and Health
- Social Support: A Review
- Personality, Disease, and Self-healing
- Adjustment to Chronic Disease: Progress and Promise in Research
- Social Comparison Processes: Implications for Physical Health
- Health and Illness Perceptions
- Physician–Patient Communication
- Aging and Health
- Chronic Pain: Closing the Gap Between Evidence and Practice
- Coping with Cancer
- Expressive Writing: Connections to Physical and Mental Health
- Beyond the Myths of Coping with Loss: Prevailing Assumptions Versus Scientific Evidence
- Family Consultation for Couples Coping with Health Problems: A Social Cybernetic Approach
- Childhood Health and Chronic Illness
- Health Behavior Change
- Advancing Health Behavior Theory: The Interplay Among Theories of Health Behavior, Empirical Modeling of Health Behavior, and Behavioral Interventions
- The Perception of Health Risks
- Physical Activity and Health: Current Research Trends and Critical Issues
- Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorders
- Dispositional Optimism, Psychophysiology, and Health
- Community Health
- Latino Health
- Two Decades of Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe: Implications for Health
- Asian Meditation and Health
- Health and Social Relationships in Nonhuman Primates: Toward a Comparative Health Psychology
- Conclusion: The Achievements and Promise of Health Psychology
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter explores the theory and methods of achieving well-being, focusing on meditation as a behavioral-physical-psychological training system. It includes a discussion of the training system of zen, yoga training, types of meditation methods, simple techniques for meditation, systems for practicing meditation, conditioning in meditation, mindfulness in meditation, and the effects of the meditation method.
Yosuke Sakairi is a professor in the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences at the University of Tsukuba in Tsukuba, Japan.
Genji Sugamura is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan.
Masao Suzuki is a professor in the School of Human Sciences in the Department of Psychology at Waseda University in Tokorozawa, Japan.
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