Mindfulness study info - Reducing Anxiety in Lawyers

01/13/2018 9:37 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

Hello everyone. I’m a senior at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, WA, and I’m completing a research project as part of my AP Capstone class on the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation as a technique for reducing anxiety in lawyers.

Some studies in recent years examining the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation for lawyers such as the study between the National Association of Women Lawyers and Seyfarth Shaw have found promising results. In order to build off these, my study tries to focus on being realistic about how people can feasibly incorporate mindfulness into their lives and the impacts of even brief meditations over a short period of time.

I’ve consulted with some professors at Gonzaga and EWU to design the study and gotten approval from my school’s administration, so now I’m trying to find participants. I’ve designed a two-week long daily meditation program using the mobile mindfulness meditation application “Headspace.” Participants will be divided into control and experimental groups, and I’ll measure changes via a short anxiety survey taken at the beginning and end of the study. The time commitment would be about fifteen minutes or less for fourteen days and everything will be communicated over the internet, mainly using Google Forms. I’m using a delayed control group design, which means the experimental group will have access to the meditation first, but after the control group has fulfilled their commitments and taken the second anxiety inventory they will also get access to the meditation program so that they have access to the same opportunity. The following is a link to a Google Form, which gives more information about the study and eligibility: https://goo.gl/forms/BoWyT4l3X4DFOsx23. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to email me at bpowersbeggs@gmail.com.

Thank you for your time,

Bridget Powers Beggs


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