Labyrinth Research Bibliography

Bibliography of Studies Related to Labyrinth Research (.pdf 348K)

This downloadable Bibliography has all entries sorted by author. The entries in the bibliography have been categorized below by topic and also by type (doctoral dissertation, journal article etc.).

Using the labyrinth with those experiencing life-changing illness: Research and practice

Mariscotti, J. & Texter, L.

Abstract: A total of 84 participants from five participant groups (hospice staff, bereavement counselors, social work professionals, etc.) responded to a 17-question, self-administered survey instrument before and after a labyrinth walk. Twenty-seven respondents reported feeling "peaceful" following the walk compared to no participants reporting feeling "peaceful" prior to the walk; 27 respondents reported feeling "serene" following the walk compared to one participant reporting feeling "serene" prior to the walk; and 11 respondents reported feeling "calm" following the walk compared to three participants reporting feeling "calm" prior to the walk. The labyrinth was found to be "extremely or very useful" personally for 76.5% of respondents and "extremely or very useful" professionally for 66.7% of respondents. According to the researchers, this study provides support for the usefulness of the labyrinth for personal and professional renewal for caregivers and the potential for use with their clients.

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