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Meditation - Mindfulness does it work for you?

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user1489071691 Fri 10-Mar-17 06:38:48

Little data exists on how meditators feel that meditation and mindfulness influences well-being. I am running a short academic survey that asks meditators about their meditation experience. Anyone over the age of 18 that meditates is welcome to complete the survey, it encompasses all forms of health based and spiritual meditation practice.

Survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, this project conforms to all the usual academic norms, more details

Many thanks


SerialReJoiner Fri 10-Mar-17 07:01:30

Done. Daily meditation has helped me in many ways.

user1489071691 Fri 10-Mar-17 07:39:38

Thanks, always wondered is the effect cumulative or not (the more you do the better you feel).

SerialReJoiner Fri 10-Mar-17 11:26:01

I believe so, yes.

SerialReJoiner Fri 10-Mar-17 11:31:12

Meditation is nothing but taking a mental shower.

Through meditation, you can calm the mind and develop what is important to you.

-- Yogi Bhajan

user1489071691 Fri 10-Mar-17 13:20:31

That's interesting thanks for sharing, I wonder is it the same for secular mindfulness?



user1489071691 Sat 11-Mar-17 10:06:38

Secular mindfulness in all its forms as well as all forms of Buddhist meditation covered by this scientific survey.

All over 18 welcome


Alice212 Sat 11-Mar-17 10:15:09

filling in
years ago, when suffering with depression (wasn't taking any meds) meditation made it much worse. I then didn't read anything to that effect until quite recently. I think it's because I had a silence in my head already so meditation was a stupid thing to try but I was in denial a bit.

now I need to slow down a very full brain, I don't find meditation helpful either. I do find a good brainless bit of cardio at the gym - total zone out with correct music, equipment rather than outdoors so no need to watch out for hazards - very helpful.

I imagine lane swimming would be similar but I cba with all the faff of changing rooms etc.

Iris65 Sat 11-Mar-17 10:18:41

Survey done 😀

user1489071691 Sat 11-Mar-17 11:52:14

Thanks Alice,

Although I'm a meditator myself I know it doesn't work for everyone in all situations and I have encountered people for whom meditation and mindfulness weren't useful at all. Understanding exactly what it does and how is I think central to being able to understand its therapeutic value. Even within spiritual traditions not all newcomers will necessarily be given the same meditation practice and some may be asked to wait a while before they begin.

Thanks again


user1489071691 Sat 11-Mar-17 11:52:38

Many thanks Iris



user1489071691 Sat 18-Mar-17 13:50:31

National studies tend to indicate that well-being is influenced by age, health and relationship status - to what extent does meditation help?

Survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, this project conforms to all the usual academic norms, more details



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