, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 88–99 | Cite as

One-on-One Mindfulness Meditation Trainings in a Research Setting

  • Helané WahbehEmail author
  • James B. Lane
  • Elena Goodrich
  • Meghan Miller
  • Barry S. Oken
Original Paper


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.


Mindfulness 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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helané Wahbeh
    • 1
    Email author
  • James B. Lane
    • 2
  • Elena Goodrich
    • 1
  • Meghan Miller
    • 1
  • Barry S. Oken
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyOregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.School of Professional PsychologyPacific UniversityPortlandUSA

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