Please take the time to support some of the research work taking place at the Mood Disorders Centre, Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter. The Mood Disorders Centre is a partnership between the NHS and the University of Exeter. The centre’s mission is to conduct psychological research and also assessment, treatment and training for the benefit of people who suffer from depression.
Seeking meditators for a study on mindfulness and self-compassion
Matthew Williams is a researcher at Exeter University, working on a clinical trial comparing the efficacy of (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) against antidepressant medication. Matthew is also studying part-time for a PhD which looks at the cultivation and expression of mindfulness and compassion through mindfulness meditation.
The study is called ‘Exploring how people regulate their emotions’ and is an online survey which takes no longer than 20 minutes to complete, and is specifically for people who practice meditation. His aim is to develop a new brief questionnaire for clinicians and researchers to measure mindfulness and self-compassion, to be used to assess whether this is cultivated through Interventions such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and if so, whether increased mindfulness/compassion results in treatment gains.
Here is the link for the study. Please copy and paste it in to your browser if it does not work:
If you would like more information before participating, you can contact the researcher Matthew Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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