• Mariia Patrul National Aviation University
  • Anastasiia Kuzniak National Aviation University



methods of body-oriented therapy; personal anxiety; reactive anxiety; body-oriented therapy; anxiety


Abstract: The article presents the results of a theoretical analysis of the features of adult anxiety and an empirical study on the correction of adult anxiety using body- oriented therapy methods.

The purpose of the study was to theoretically substantiate and empirically investigate the characteristics of adult anxiety and its correction through body- oriented therapy methods.

The research procedure was based on a complex of theoretical, empirical, and statistical research methods. The theoretical research involved theoretical- methodological analysis, classification and systematization of scientific sources, data comparison, and generalization. At the stage of empirical research, observations, interviews, testing, and experiments were conducted, which included a descriptive and formative component. Special psychodiagnostic techniques were used during the descriptive and formative stages of the experiments: "Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale" for diagnosing the overall level of personal anxiety in adults, "State-Trait Anxiety Inventory" by Ch. D. Spielberger in the modification of Yu. L. Khanin to study personal and reactive anxiety levels, and "Integrative Anxiety Test" by A. P. Bizyuk. Experimentally obtained data was processed with the help of mathematical statistics methods: the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test to determine the type of data distribution and the method of comparing groups (Student's t-test for dependent samples).

The results. In the course of empirical research on the characteristics of adult anxiety and its correction through body-oriented therapy methods, a high level of anxiety (personal and reactive) was revealed in the selected sample, and the components of situational and personal anxiety of the respondents were investigated. In the structure of situational anxiety, the highest values were obtained for the following subscales: "Prospect evaluation" (79.4%), "Phobic component" (58.8%), and "Asthenic component" (55.9%). In the structure of personal anxiety, the highest values were obtained for the following subscales: "Emotional discomfort" (100%), "Asthenic component», "Prospect evaluation" (91.2% each) and "Phobic component" (73.5%). Therefore, the next stage involved developing and implementing a psychocorrection program aimed at reducing high and moderate levels of adult anxiety using body-oriented therapy methods. Additionally, the effectiveness of the developed psychocorrection program was evaluated through data analysis.

Based on the research results, a conclusion was drawn regarding the psychocorrection program’s effectiveness in reducing adult anxiety levels using body-oriented therapy methods. The program is recommended for use in the work of practical psychologists

Author Biographies

Mariia Patrul, National Aviation University

senior lecturer of the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Vocational Education at the National Aviation University

Anastasiia Kuzniak, National Aviation University



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