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doi: https://doi.org/10.20402/ajbc.2017.0163    [Accepted]
Effects of a Cosmetic Psychotherapy Program using an Integrated Approach with Counseling and Meridian Massage on Hwa-byung Relief for Middle-aged Women
Hae-ju Bang, In-hyuk Choi
Department of Cosmetology Therapy Education, Westminster Graduate School of Theology, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Corresponding author:  Hae-ju Bang ,Tel: Cell phone number ca, Fax: +82 053 425 0404, Email: hanil201@naver.com
Received: July 7, 2017;  Accepted: November 30, 2017.  Published online: February 13, 2018.
The purpose of this study was to develop and apply the beauty psychotherapy program which can reduce the Hwa-byung among the middle-aged women and help to improve their satisfaction and happiness in life.
The subjects of this study are the middle-aged women between 45 and 65 years of age. They underwent experimentation, and meridian counseling, in groups of eight people each, after taking the homogeneity test in accordance with the participation intention. The study was conducted by way of one session a week for 10 weeks. Each session lasting 70 minutes. This study uses the Kruskal-Wallis test, a nonparametric method, to observe behavioral changes during each session. After conducting experiments among three groups, the statistical data were analyzed using the analysis of variance (ANOVA) method.
First, beauty psychotherapy program was efficient in relieving the Hwa-byung among the middle-aged women. Second, according to the changes in each session, the psychological symptoms showed a positive change after the experiment was conducted, compared with those before the experiment. The defense mechanism and correspondence strategy, showed increase in positive ideas about the future.
In this study, it was found that the beauty psychotherapy program is effective in mitigating the Hwa-byung among the middle-aged women.
Key words: Beauty psychotherapy, Middle-aged women, Hwa-byung, Meridian massage, Integrated approach
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