One-on-One Mindfulness Meditation Trainings in a Research Setting
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We created a standardized one-on-one mindfulness meditation intervention with six weekly 90-min training sessions and home practice. The trainings included didactic instruction, discussion and guided meditations, and home-practice guided meditations and mindfulness exercises. Twenty-eight participants completed mindful awareness, nonjudgment, perceived stress, positive and negative affect, and credibility/expectancy scales before and after the intervention. There were no adverse events or unanticipated side effects. Participants’ mindful awareness and nonjudgment scores and perceived credibility of the intervention increased after the intervention, while negative affect and perceived stress decreased. There was no change in positive affect. Future research is needed comparing group versus one-on-one formats incorporating participant preference in the randomization, personality, and other predictors as measures.
KeywordsMindfulness Meditation Group Individual One-on-one
Thanks to Segal, Williams, and Teasdale for their book Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse, which inspired this curriculum. This work was supported in part by National Institute of Health grants K01AT004951 and K24AT005121.
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