2021
DOI: 10.3390/rel12090723
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Building Emotional Resilience: Japanese Women’s Religious and Spiritual Coping Strategies in the Time of COVID-19

Abstract: This paper explores the moderating effect of religious and spiritual coping mechanisms on the COVID-19 pandemic-induced emotional distress among a group of Japanese women practising temple meditation and yoga. A growing body of literature identifies religion and spirituality as sources of coping mechanisms for emotional distress during the pandemic, in that they enable individuals to find ways to improve subjective well-being and quality of life. The study uses a descriptive phenomenological approach, drawing … Show more

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“…Achour (2021) discusses coping strategies employed by Muslim communities in facing the pandemic, identifying how they use their beliefs and religious practices to overcome challenges. Cavaliere (2021) illustrates how meditation and Yoga practices within the Buddhist community in Japan play a role in building individual resilience and community solidarity during the pandemic. On the other hand, Bosire (2022) explores adaptations and resilience within the Christian community in Soweto, South Africa, depicting how their beliefs and religious practices have aided in confronting the pandemic and social changes.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Achour (2021) discusses coping strategies employed by Muslim communities in facing the pandemic, identifying how they use their beliefs and religious practices to overcome challenges. Cavaliere (2021) illustrates how meditation and Yoga practices within the Buddhist community in Japan play a role in building individual resilience and community solidarity during the pandemic. On the other hand, Bosire (2022) explores adaptations and resilience within the Christian community in Soweto, South Africa, depicting how their beliefs and religious practices have aided in confronting the pandemic and social changes.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%