Labyrinth Research Bibliography

Bibliography of Studies Related to Labyrinth Research (.pdf 517K)

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.).

Walking the labyrinth to peace. Not-for-profit report

Carnes, V. B.

Abstract:  This report describes the acquisition and use of a five-circuit medieval labyrinth at the Alexian Brothers Valley Residence (ABVR) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  ABVR is center for early-to-mid-stage Alzheimer’s residents.  The author reports observations that the labyrinth-walking ritual “provides benefits such as short-term calming, relaxation, and relief from agitation and anxiety in otherwise fragmented lives.  The restorative and calming value of the walk can last from two to three hours, or longer.” (Carnes, pg.42)  As longer studies are completed, the staff hopes to gather evidence “that the walks result in less disruptive and/or agitated behavior, reducing the need for crisis intervention by staff.” (Carnes, pg. 42)

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