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RBS 2019, 17(1): 56-67 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the Effectiveness of Mindfulness Education and Emotional Focused Therapy on Couple Intimacy, Commitment and Happiness Women with Couple Burnout
ّForough Farshidmanesh1 , Hosein Davoudi * 2, Hasan Heidari3 , Mehdi Zare Bahramabadi4
1- PhD Student,Department of Counseling,Faculty of Humanities, Khomein Branch, Islamic Azad University, KHomein, Iran.
2- Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Humanities, Khomein Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khomein, Iran. , Davudi18@yahoo.com
3- Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Humanities, Khomein Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khomein, Iran.
4- Associate Professor, Research Institute for Human Sciences, Samt Organization.
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Aim and Background: Many women begin their marital life with high intimate relationships, but with time, these intimate relationships are becoming less and more difficult, and it is just when then couple burnout has begun. The purpose of this study was to comparison of the effectiveness of mindfulness education and Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) on couple intimacy, commitment and happiness women with couple burnout. Methods and Materials: The semi-experimental study was performed as pretest-posttest with a control group. The population included all women with couple burnout who was referred to the charity of association Baghiyato Allah Al-Azam Khomeini City in 2018. From this population 36 people were selected by available sampling method and were randomly assigned to three group mindfulness (12 person), EFT (12 person) and control (12 person). Both experimental groups received eight 90 minute training sessions. The study instrument was Couple Intimacy Questionnaire (CIQ), Couple Commitment Questionnaire (CCQ), Marital Happiness Scale (MHS) and Couple Burnout Measure (CBM). Data was analyzed by SPSS software using Multivariate Covariance Analysis (MANCOVA) and One way Covariance Analysis (ANCOVA). Findings: The finding showed that a significant difference between the experimental and control groups in intimacy (p=.001, F=37.94), commitment (p=.001, F=30.77) and couple happiness (p=.001, F=58.29) in the post- test phase. Also there was no significant difference between the effectiveness of mindfulness and EFT on intimacy, commitment and intimacy happiness (p>.05). Conclusions: According to the finding of research it can be concluded that the mindfulness and EFT can increase the level of intimacy, commitment and couple happiness. Therefore, it is recommended that counselors and therapists use these two approaches as an effective treatment for enhancing intimacy, commitment and couple happiness.
Keywords: Couple burnout, Emotional focused therapy, Happiness, Intimacy, Marital Commitment, Mindfulness
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Published: 2019/08/15
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Farshidmanesh ّ, Davoudi H, Heidari H, Zare Bahramabadi M. Comparison of the Effectiveness of Mindfulness Education and Emotional Focused Therapy on Couple Intimacy, Commitment and Happiness Women with Couple Burnout. RBS. 2019; 17 (1) :56-67
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