Centering Mindfulness in an Afrocentric Worldview: African American women, social support and health when creating culturally relevant mindfulness techniques connected to African American families

In the current essay, the author examines culturally relevant mindfulness practices. The author argues that an Afrocentric Worldview is essential within African American experiences. Mindfulness interventions directed toward African Americans must consider characteristics that are integral to many within the people group. The Africentric therapeutic approach NTU is used as a framework. This essay gives special attention to the success of mindfulness with African American women in family settings. The author discusses health disparities, stressors, and social support and concludes with recommendations for future research.

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Western Journal of Communication on 2021-07-12, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10570314.2021.1949030.

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Work Title Centering Mindfulness in an Afrocentric Worldview: African American women, social support and health when creating culturally relevant mindfulness techniques connected to African American families
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  1. Kesha Morant Williams
Keyword
  1. Mindfulness
  2. Africentric
  3. Afrocentricity
  4. Family
  5. Health
  6. Black women
  7. Social support
  8. NTU therapeutic approach
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Article
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  1. Informa UK Limited
Publication Date July 12, 2021
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  1. 10.1080/10570314.2021.1949030
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  1. Western Journal of Communication
Deposited May 27, 2022

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    • <p>In the current essay, the author examines culturally relevant mindfulness practices. The author argues that an Afrocentric Worldview is essential within African American experiences. Mindfulness interventions directed toward African Americans must consider characteristics that are integral to many within the people group. The Africentric therapeutic approach NTU is used as a framework. This essay gives special attention to the success of mindfulness with African American women in family settings. The author discusses health disparities, stressors, and social support and concludes with recommendations for future research.</p>
    • In the current essay, the author examines culturally relevant mindfulness practices. The author argues that an Afrocentric Worldview is essential within African American experiences. Mindfulness interventions directed toward African Americans must consider characteristics that are integral to many within the people group. The Africentric therapeutic approach NTU is used as a framework. This essay gives special attention to the success of mindfulness with African American women in family settings. The author discusses health disparities, stressors, and social support and concludes with recommendations for future research.