Submit a Manuscript to the Journal

Journal of Loss and Trauma

For a Special Issue on

Mindfulness for mitigating loss and trauma

Manuscript deadline
30 September 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr Remya Lathabhavan, IIM Bodh Gaya, India
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Dr Nidhi Mishra, IIM Bodh Gaya, India
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Dr Vinita S. Sahay, IIM Bodh Gaya, India
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Dr. Ibrahim Kira, Georgia State University, USA
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Mindfulness for mitigating loss and trauma


The aims of the special issue are as follows:

  • To investigate the role of mindfulness to mitigate the loss and trauma among individuals.
  • To explore various mindfulness practices to work towards reducing loss and trauma.
  • To understand the differences in impact of mindfulness practices among individuals experiencing different levels of loss and trauma.
  • To explore role of mindfulness to mitigate loss and trauma across regions, gender, and occupation levels.
  • Explore various views on mindfulness and loss and trauma relationships.



Individuals find it difficult to cope with the emotional pain of loss and trauma in their life based on intensity of the events. Moreover, Post outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, individuals start facing multiple mental health concerns leading to loss and trauma problems (Miller, 2020). Thus, individual, circumstantial, and relational factors can all influence whether the event or situation is experienced as traumatic (Thieleman, Cacciatore, & Hill, 2014). Those who do experience traumatic events may be at increased risk for continuing difficulties such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD (Williams, 2021). In this context, mindful based interventions play an important role in mitigating the loss and trauma. Mindfulness can be defined as ‘‘the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment’’ (Kabat-Zinn 2003,p. 145).Considering this, the special issue focuses to explore and investigate the role of mindfulness in mitigating the loss and trauma.

The Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mindfulness and loss
  • Mindfulness and trauma
  • Mindful practices and resilience
  • Mindfulness and self-coping strategy
  • Mindfulness and bereavement loss and trauma
  • Mindfulness and stress, anxiety and depression
  • Mindfulness to regulate suicidal ideation
  • Mindfulness practices for positive mental health
  • Mindfulness and wellbeing
  • Theoretical overviews and comparison on mindfulness to mitigate loss and trauma



Submission dates          : October 1st, 2023 - September 30th, 2024.

Review process              : On a rolling basis from October 2023 to December 2024.

Publication                     : Publication: Mid 2025.

Submission Instructions

Guidelines for submission

Prospective authors may follow the author guidelines of Journal of loss and trauma.

  • Articles should be written with the following elements in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list)
  • Should contain an unstructured abstract of 250 words.
  • Should contain no more than 5 keywords. Read making your article more discoverable, including information on choosing a title and search engine optimization.

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