RESEARCH MINDFULNESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

Supporting Research

“ With its first evaluation in 2016, the Mindfulness through Movement program was shown to significantly increase the short-term self-regulatory abilities of students who participated in the program for a consecutive two-year period. For first-year students, the program helped them maintain both the short-term and total regulatory abilities that they had been building year-round. Students who participated in the program during the 2016-2017 school year experienced a significant decrease in their maladaptive stress responses (e.g. emotional arousal & intrusive thoughts). Subsequent evaluations have shown that participating in the Mindfulness through Movement program may also lead to students experiencing growth in their perspective-taking abilities. ”

Staceyann Reid, MS, CAS, NCC
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Human Development and Family Science
Syracuse University
144 White Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244