Video Conferencing for Mindfulness Programs: Benefits, Experiences, and Recommendations

Ted Meissner

Abstract


Online learning has grown tremendously with the advent of increasingly sophisticated digital technologies.  Used well, the online experience is a positive one rivalling and perhaps exceeding the efficacy of in-person programming.  The use of video conferencing uniquely promotes several factors foundational to mindfulness programs, including participant engagement and the nuanced challenge of the creation of a safe space for open sharing and inquiry.

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Mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, MBSR, meditation, online, digital learning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26443/ijwpc.v4i2.126

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