True or False: Meditation offers many health benefits including reduction of the occurrence of chronic illness, decreased anxiety, improved mood, and increased mental efficiency.
Which of the following is NOT a benefit of slow, diaphragmatic breathing?
A. Slowed heart rate.
B. Lowered blood pressure.
C. Accelerated stress response.
D. Mental and physical calm.
As a healer, failing to manage stress properly over time can lead to which of the following?
A. Loss of psychological well-being and burnout.
B. Medical errors.
C. On-the-job attrition.
D. All of the above.
Research shows which of the following occurs through observing the sensations labeled as pain with mindful awareness and neutrality:
A. Perception of pain intensity often decreases.
B. Perception of pain intensity typically increases.
C. Patients experience increased fear of continued suffering.
D. Patients worry about how the pain will continue to affect their lives.
The process of practicing neutrality through mindfulness includes the following tenant(s)?
A. Judging or resisting what is happening around you.
B. Spending time observing thoughts, rather than judging and evaluating thoughts.
C. Allowing the content of your thoughts to become your focus of attention.
D. Resisting letting go of negative thoughts or feelings.
The process of worrying does which of the following?
A. Prepares us for future events.
B. Forces our thoughts into the future, making us feel anxious.
C. Enhances our ability to focus on the present moment.
D. Prevents negative events from happening.
A nutritious diet is essential for which of the following?
A. Overall organism resiliency.
B. Proper immune system functioning.
C. Mood stabilization.
D. All of the Above.
True or False: Reliving negative past events in our minds and harboring anger and resentment toward others can trigger a stress response in the body.
Studies of empathy have shown which of the following?
A. When a doctor is empathic, patients perceive they have spent more time with their doctor.
B. Empathy in patient care has led to improved outcomes of recovery.
C. Empathy requires additional time on behalf of the provider and can therefore lead to burnout.
D. A and B
Healers can treat burnout and compassion fatigue with which of the following self-care strategies?
A. Setting boundaries with yourself and your time.
B. Discussing cases, treatments and outcomes with colleagues
C. Spending time with family and friends.
D. All of the above
Which of the following describes individuals who are optimistic?
A. Optimistic individuals expect positive outcomes.
B. Optimistic individuals view negative events as isolated incidents that provide an opportunity for learning and growth.
C. Optimistic individuals tend to have a higher resilience to trauma.
D. All of the above .
Which of the following describes individuals who are happy?
A. Individuals who are happy themselves negatively to others.
B. Individuals who are happy constantly rehash the past and dread the future.
C. Individuals who are happy allow circumstances to define them.
D. None of the above.