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Mechanisms of Mindfulness Meditation

A study investigating the cognitive mechanisms by which mindfulness meditation influences pain perception
Healthy participants 18 years or older are wanted for a study investigating the cognitive mechanisms by which mindfulness meditation influences pain perception. You must have no regular meditation/mindfulness practice and no history of chronic pain to be eligible.

The study will involve: 2 x 45-minute experimental sessions approximately one week apart in Badham Building, University of Sydney (each session involves surveys, pain perception testing and a 20-minute meditation); and 4 x 20-minute home practice meditations during the week

You will be reimbursed for costs associated with participating.

Ethics approval number: 2017/640 

Eligibility

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • 18-65 years
  • No history of chronic pain
  • Not currently experiencing pain
  • No currently taking pain medications
  • No regular mindfulness/meditation practice (30+mins/week over last 6 months)
  • Have not previously completed an MBSR or Vipassana meditation course 

How to participate

If you are interested in particiapting in this study, please contact Jonathan Davies by clicking here to register.