Character Strengths in the Context of Christian Contemplative Practice Facilitating Recovery from Alcohol Misuse: Two Case Studies

Sahaya G. Selvam
  • Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, July 2015, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/19349637.2015.1053302

Mindfulness, Character Strengths, and Alcohol Misuse

What is it about?

The article is about the impact of Christian meditation on recovery from addiction. It uses the concept of character strengths to see if they play a mediating role in the association between meditation and recovery. The article reports two case-studies that attempt to explore the mediation.

Why is it important?

It is a valuable work for positive psychologists who attempt to explore the dynamics of mindfulness in the context of recovery from addiction. The data from Africa is also a strong point of this article.


Professor Sahaya G. Selvam
Tangaza University College

As a qualitative study, it is limited in generalisation. However, the case-studies shed light on individual experiences of an experiment design.

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