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: A tool of stress reduction for nurses

Yang, A. C.

Abstract:  More studies are being conducted than previously on the health benefits of the labyrinth.  This article relates the practice of walking the labyrinth for stress reduction to Herbert Benson’s four elements needed to invoke a relaxation response (a quiet environment, a repeated word or phrase, a passive attitude, and a comfortable position).  The author contends that the labyrinth contains all four of these elements, with the repeated word or phrase being the labyrinth pattern itself.  The author summarizes anecdotal reports as well as the results of research studies related to labyrinths and stress reduction, labyrinths in health care settings, labyrinths in cancer-focused settings, and cancer patient experiences.

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