Management on stress of the elderly in surat thani province based on buddhism

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nattha muansutha
Kantaphon nuthongkaew
Phrakru siridhammapirat


The objectives of research were as follows: 1) to study the concept of stress management in the elderly 2) to study the Dhamma principles of stress management in the elderly 3) to integrate the Dhamma principles for managing stress among the elderly in Surat Thani province according to Buddhism and, 4) to present the body of knowledge about “Stress Management of the elderly in Surat Thani province base on Buddhism”. It is a qualitative research. The interview form for in-depth interviews and focus group discussion from 17 experts were used.

         The results of the study indicated that the elderly stress management concept is an attempt to change thinking and behavior in order to manage the stimuli. It is a problem-solving and emotional-correcting approach. There are 3 steps of skill: 1) building awareness skills 2) mindfulness for contemplation 3) considering the reasons. The principles of stress management in the elderly focus on building intelligence, conscientious, adaptation both external body and internal mind.The Tilakkhana principle, the Four Noble Truths, the Yonisomanasik ra and the Satipatthana are dealing with problems management appropriately. The integration results found that the acceptance of the truth (agree with the Tilakkhana principle), perception of stimuli with reasonable thinking (perception through the principle of Yonisomanasik ra), a systematic problem-solving process (Examination with the Four Noble Truths principle) and practicing with awareness (Management with the principle of Satipatthana ). There is a process that leads to creating happiness and life balance (wellbeing). The knowledge body is “ARAM MODEL” consisted of A = APPROVE , R = RECOGNIZE , A = ASSESSMENT , M = MANAGEMENT

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