I am a junior researcher working with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University as part of the MYRIAD trial. Specifically, I will be looking at measuring any possible side effects of mindfulness meditation in children.
Mindfulness meditation is currently being investigated as a resilience tool for children and adolescents. It has a number of known mental health benefits, including increasing well being. I will be looking at whether or not mindfulness meditation has any adverse side effects in children and young people so that we can continue to have a well rounded understanding of this technique.
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is an international centre of excellence working with partners around the world to prevent depression and enhance human potential through the scientific study and therapeutic use of mindfulness.