Msc (Res) Psychiatry
- Psychiatry CT1
How do young people navigate challenging experiences during a classroom mindfulness program?
Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular technique that has been shown to improve mental health and other psychological domains such as resilience and emotional well being.
Currently, mindfulness meditation is being explored in the MYRIAD trial as a mental health technique in children attending school.
How mindfulness exerts its effects is unknown. In particular, how children navigate and 'deal with' challenging experiences that may occur during the practice is also unknown.
My study will investigate the types of experiences that children have whilst practicing mindfulness meditation, and in particular, how they give meaning to and navigate any challenging experiences that may occur.