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


  • Ted Meissner UMass Medical School



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


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


The International Journal of Whole Person Care, published by McGill University's Programs in Whole Person Care, aims to publish work that harmonizes the power of modern biomedicine with the potential for healing of every person who seeks the care of a healthcare practitioner.

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How to Cite

Meissner, T. (2017). Video Conferencing for Mindfulness Programs: Benefits, Experiences, and Recommendations. The International Journal of Whole Person Care, 4(2).

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