Mindfulness for More: Piloting a Mindfulness Program for Underserved Populations

Title

Mindfulness for More: Piloting a Mindfulness Program for Underserved Populations

Authors

Presenter(s)

Chelsey N Parker

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Description

Interventions engaging individuals in mindfulness practices and activities are being used to improve a variety of physical and mental ailments in many different populations. The body of research on mindfulness is rapidly growing. However, there is a notable lack of research regarding the utilization of mindfulness-based interventions among some of the most stressed populations such as those with insecure housing. The proposed study will pilot a new mindfulness program in two gateway facilities utilized by men and women with insufficient housing. Although the focus of the proposed research is on the development of the program, a small N’s design will be used to measure the change for each participant on pre- and post-tests, analyzing within-subject group variance on a state-based measurement of anxiety. The goal of the proposed research is to determine whether it is feasible for a mindfulness intervention to be implemented into a residence shelter.

Publication Date

4-5-2017

Project Designation

Graduate Research - Graduate

Primary Advisor

Jacob Burmeister

Primary Advisor's Department

Psychology

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

Mindfulness for More: Piloting a Mindfulness Program for Underserved Populations

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