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

Authors

  • Ted Meissner UMass Medical School

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26443/ijwpc.v4i2.126

Keywords:

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

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.

Author Biography

Ted Meissner, UMass Medical School

UMass Medical School, Center for Mindfulness, Online Program and Community Development Manager

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Published

2017-06-21

How to Cite

Meissner, T. (2017). Video Conferencing for Mindfulness Programs: Benefits, Experiences, and Recommendations. The International Journal of Whole Person Care, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.26443/ijwpc.v4i2.126

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